GIVEAWAY: Friends With Boys

So… this just came out:

FRIENDS WITH BOYS by Faith Erin Hicks

A coming-of-age tale with a spooky twist!

Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, itโ€™s time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friendโ€”one who isnโ€™t one of her brothers.

Funny, surprising, and tender, Friends with Boys is a pitch perfect YA graphic novel full of spooky supernatural fun.

Want to win it? (Trust me, you really do!)

I highly, highly recommend it. In fact, I loved it so much that I just bought two copies – one for me, and ONE for the winner of this giveaway. ๐Ÿ™‚

Just leave a comment telling me whether or not you’ve ever seen a ghost (or if you know somebody who has), and I’ll pick a random winner next week. Entries need to reach me by the end of the day Wednesday, 7th March. Open to all, no matter where you live.

Faith Erin Hicks’ website
Friends With Boys website

39 Comments


    1. *facepalm* Thanks for catching that. I meant March. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Fixed!

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  1. Never seen a ghost, but I did go on a Ghost Tour once. For whatever that is worth…

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  2. Unfortunately I haven’t seen one! To be honest, my contact with ~the supernatural is… pretty much inexistent. Boring, I know!

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  3. There’s quite possibly a ghost living in my parents’ house, actually. I believe I’ve seen it hanging out under the ceiling in Dad’s office, though mostly it’s content messing with doors out of sight and otherwise spooking people who are left home alone in a huge house.

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  4. Well apparently I was once unintentionally a ghost ๐Ÿ˜›
    At my high school the year 12’s would tell the little grade seveners that a ghost haunted the red stairs and that was why it was out of bounds because the ghost had a tendency of pushing girls down the stairs.
    So one day when I was in grade 12, I took a short cut to my locker using the forbidden red stairs during a free period and because the stairs are really narrow (hence the forbiddeness) I tripped.
    Apparently a grade 8 class came out to investigate and one of the girls swears that she saw a figure in white dissappear into a wall.

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  5. I have never seen a ghost, but there is a folklore in Montserrat (where I was born) about Jumbees. Jumbees are ghosts/spirits of the dead. It’s said when you perform a Jumbee dance they possess you and can also shapeshift. Apparently when they’re not doing that, they like to play tricks on people. I can’t even remember how many times I’d be outside and hear one of my parents calling me. When I would go inside to ask what they wanted, they would tell me they didn’t call me and that it must of been a Jumbee. I prefer to think I was just hearing things because the alternative would FREAK me out ๐Ÿ˜

    Thank you for the chance to win FWB. It sounds and looks great ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I thought the idea of ghosts was awesome as a kid, but then I grew out of it and didn’t believe in them. But last year definitely made me believe (at least a little bit). My grandmother had begun to forget who people were in a matter of two weeks. Then she refused to go to sleep. For three days. She had become bed-ridden and could only walk to her commode with the aid of a walker. She mumbled and having difficulty with basic conversation. She had also started talking to my parents about a man in black walking around her bedroom. Sometimes he would be there, sometimes not.
    On the fourth night of no sleep, I stayed with her to help out my Mom who had also slept very little, looking after my grandma. To explain this, you should know the house has a linear layout, so you have 3 rooms in consecutive order with no hallways: kitchen > living room > den > grandma’s bedroom. I was in the kitchen at 1am, preparing tea for the night. My mom walks to the threshold between the living room and den and tells me that the man in black has returned apparently, and then goes back to my grandma’s bedroom. She then comes running back and frantically tells me to come immediately. When we go to my grandma’s room, one of her drawers is wide open. Seemingly insignificant, but it would be impossible for my grandmother to get up, get her walker, go to the other side of the room to open a drawer, and return to bed in the matter of time it took my mom to tell me 1 sentence.
    It was a scary night.
    ahhhhh ghosts

    Can’t wait to read this book, even if I don’t win!

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  7. I’ve never seen a ghost, how dull of me. What I feel is more embarassing, though, in view of Friends With Boys, is that I’ve never seen Alien!

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  8. I have never seen a ghost. O.O

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  9. When I was a kid, there was a painting of Jesus in the church near my school which everyone believed was haunted. If you walked toward the painting, Jesus’ eyes appeared to open when you got close enough.

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  10. I’ve never seen a ghost, probably because I totally don’t believe in ghosts!

    What? You want me to stand in a bathroom with the lights out and say Bloody Mary three times into the mirror?

    Hell to the NO.

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  11. I’ve never seen a ghost, but my boyfriend lives in the residence hall at our college most likely to be haunted.

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  12. I grew up where ghosts and supernatural signs were a commonality. About two years ago I took a paranormal class that ended in a “ghost hunt” at an old asylum. While I only got the feeling of spirits around me, my classmate saw a number of them and actually had a picture of one on film looking over her shoulder as she peered out the window. Very creepy.

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  13. I have never seen a ghost! But there’s always time!

    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  14. I’ve never seen a ghost, but I swear I felt *something* when going past this derelict old house. And when I was little, I had imaginary friends, and some people think they are either spirits/faeries. I’m not sure if that counts, but I keep hope that I will see a *real* but friendly ghost one day! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. I’m pretty sure there’s a ghost in my room because when ever I close my door, no less then a minute later it will fly open. I think (s)he doesn’t like being locked out of my room, then agian, being I ghost, couldn’t (s)he just float through the door?
    Ah, well, maybe (s)he just doesn’t like my door closed for some reason. At least it’s not the spooky, revenge-seeking, murderous type ghost. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love giveaways, so yay! and thanks!

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  16. I’ve seen a ghost!
    I think.
    I remember when I was little, I got out of bed one day and there was this woman standing with her back to me in a doorway. She was wearing a long red dress and had really long dark curly hair. She didn’t look quite right and I knew she was a ghost. I ran to my brothers and told them about it but they didn’t believe me and when I went back to show them she was GONE!
    Thing is, people keep saying I must’ve been dreaming and for me that’s very possible. It’s sometimes hard for me to tell the difference between dreams and daydreams and reality, so, yeah.
    I do know a lot of people who’ve seen ghosts though. My mother says she actually saw a ghost standing over my brother’s crib when he was a baby. Creepy!
    Sorry for jabbering!
    The book sounds good. I’d like it!
    Buh-bye:)

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  17. I’ve never seen a ghost despite living in an ancient converted nursery school. I have however had multiple nightmares about the doorway halfway down our hall and more recently found out my mum and sister have had strange dreams about it as well. My mum also told me that sometimes when my sister and I were young and our dad was out working at night she would lie in bed and hear footsteps between the doorway and her room. It’s not that spooky but it gives me goosbumps. I love Faith Erin Hicks, she is so inspirational ;_;

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  18. Oh wow, this sounds and looks awesome.
    I can’t count the books/authors I’ve found from your blog Kaz. You’re making me spend!

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  19. Nope no ghosts spotted by me!

    Thanks for the comp

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  20. Never actually seen a ghost, but weird things would happen in my house. Chairs would move behind me, things would fall off the counter. Usually when I’m home alone. But then again, it could just be my over active imagination coupled with reading too many stories and watching too much TV

    Mike

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  21. A few years ago, I was visiting a city on the south part of my country. At night, and after a busy day with shopping, restaurants, visiting friends, I was ready to take the bus to my hotel. Then, when I was walking towards the bus stop, an old lady on a weird white dress was walking in the opposite direction to me. I kept an eye on her for a few secs but then I forgot and kept walking to the bus. While waiting, I saw an old photo on a wall, close the to the bus stop, and there was the same lady I just saw before. I talked to a security guy there – Excuse me. Who is the old lady in the photo? I just saw her a few minutes ago =) – then the security guy says: – Did you see her? Well, welcome to our city! She’s an old lady who died like 25 years ago.

    Never went back to that city.

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  22. I’ve never seen a ghost. If I did, I’d probably scream and run and flail my arms.

    My college was fairly haunted, though. There was one building that the school’s founder liked to hang around. My friend was in there late one night, by herself, working on a set. (The building housed a theater that we used to do plays.) Downstairs, she heard someone play the piano. When she went down to check, NO ONE WAS THERE.

    This isn’t that cool until you know that the founder also played piano back in her day.

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  23. I’ve only ever seen a ghost on Halloween, and I have a feeling they weren’t real because they kept ringing my doorbell and bugging me for candy…

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  24. I’ve never personally seen one, but my parents say the first old house they ever owned together was haunted. Things would move, electronics woud turn on. The most creepy: when they bought it there was nothing in it. The day the moved in, there were baby clothes in the closet. Day after that, the clothes were never seen again.

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  25. I have never seen a ghost but I do believe in them. My best friend Angela’s new house is haunted though, which sounds ridiculous but I know it’s true. Sunglasses that were missing from years ago show up in the middle of the room, a candle of the virgin Mary is somehow turned to face the other way. All the bottle caps from shampoo, lotion, tanning oil and hair spray are taken off and lined up along the edge Of a dresser when she wakes up in the morning. It’s bone chillingly creepy.

    Anyhow, i would LOVE. A copy of this book!!

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  26. When I was a teenager I saw a young lad walk past my bedroom window at night (I lived in a bungalow and my bedroom looked directly onto our garden) Only one way to get in and out in the middle of the countyside. When I rang a friends dad who was a police man to come and have a look round as I was on my own we couldnt find anyone and the garden gate was locked. A week later the same boy was found dead about half a mile away been dead for about two weeks. Freeky or what

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  27. No, unfortunately, I have not seen a ghost.
    But I believe a living person would do a better job of scaring the crap out of me any day. Haha.

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  28. Nooo– I have not seen a ghost yet! :,(
    I’d say I have sadly not seen a ghost yet, for I’m a tad fascinated with them.. but I guess I’d be really, REALLY scared if I actually ever saw one in person. xD

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  29. I have never seen a ghost, the truth is that I don’t believe in ghosts. My best friend believe in them but I’m pretty sure she have never seen one. I tease her about that and she always tells me that I should be more open-minded.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  30. I’ve never seen an actual ghost, but I’ve seen weird stuff happening. For example once when I was about 14, me & my friend were sitting on her bed in her room just talking and listening to the radio. Suddenly, the volume just kept going up and up and up, but the remote was lying on her desk and no one was touching it… that was really creepy.

    The graphic novel looks awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us ๐Ÿ™‚

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  31. Oh! That graphic novel looks awesome. It actually makes me want to buy it! That has never happened before.

    I’ve never seen a ghost… luckily. I’d like to keep it that way!

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  32. I’ve never seen a ghost. But one time when I was at home alone at night out in the country at my parents’ house, I had my music on low while I was working on some artwork. Then I hear a very low voice, like a mock-whisper, saying my name in a sing-song way. “Breeeeeeeee!” It happened a couple of times, and I got all manner of jibblies. It sounded like it was coming from outside my window, so I sent my big dog outside but he didn’t seem concerned about it. I huddled in the other room with my dog, turned the lights off inside and the porch light on outside, but couldn’t figure out what it was.

    Later, weeks or months later, it happened to me AGAIN. This time I realized that I had my music on, and I turned it up enough to figure out that some of the background parts were making a soft sound that sounded like my name. Mystery solved. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  33. Sweet! Faith Erin Hicks has a new book out! I’m behind on the graphic novel scene lately (meaning what I get sent for review is not the same stuff I used to grab off the library shelves in the YA section most of the time), but I loved her compiled War at Ellsmere. Thanks for both the contest and the recommendation!

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