Blog Tour: Overboard by Elizabeth Fama

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Elizabeth Fama is re-releasing her 2002 book with a new cover and I will pimp the heck out of this one because I love her books! I hope you'll join us for Overboard's blog tour this August 3 to 7!

Title: Overboard
Author: Elizabeth Fama
Date of Publication: June 9, 2015

She swam up for what seemed like an eternity, with her chest so achingly empty it felt as if it had collapsed, seeing only white bubbles in front of her face until she broke the surface.

One moment of rashness, and fourteen-year-old Emily Slake finds herself amid hundreds of panicked and drowning people in the dark ocean waters off Sumatra. Miles from shore without a life vest, she resolves to survive. But in facing the dangers of the ocean, the desperation of her fellow survivors, and her own growing exhaustion, Emily must summon wits and endurance she's not sure she has.

Striking out on her own, Emily encounters Isman, a frightened young Muslim boy, floating in a life vest. Together they swim for their lives, relying on Emily's physical strength and Isman's quiet faith.

Based on a true story, Overboard is both a riveting tale of survival and a sensitive portrayal of cross-cultural understanding in a time of crisis.

This is what Beth has to say about the book:
The book skews a little younger than most YA, even though Cricket Books marketed it as YA. The main characters are a 14-year-old American girl and a 9-year-old Indonesian Muslim boy. It's in a kind of nice niche, actually: quite readable for say, bright 10- or 11-year-olds, but also a quick read for teens, if they're in the mood for survival, cross-cultural friendship, and no romance. There's of course death and drowning in the book, which may be why Cricket called it YA, but by movie standards it's PG.

Tour Details

1. August 3 - 7, 2015
2. Physical and electronic review copies are available.
3. Reviews and excerpts
4. Multi-stop tour


August 3

Miguel @ The Quirky Reader - Review

Lisa @ Fic Talk - Review
Paula @ Her Book Thoughts! - Excerpt
Jaime @ Fiction Fare - Excerpt

August 4

Jen @ The Starry-Eyed Revue - Review

Jayvee @ Writer for Misfits - Review
Beatrice @ Beatrice Learns to Read - Review
Debra @ 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! - Promo
Vicky @ deal sharing aunt - Promo

August 5

Lauren @ Love is not a triangle - Review + Excerpt

Laura @ The Voluptuous Book Diva - Review
Carina @ Carina's Books - Review + Excerpt
Biena @ Library Mistress - Excerpt

August 6

Ailla @ Le Bibliophile~ - Review + Excerpt

Raffy @ Eccentric Everything - Review

August 7

Kristelle @ Amiabooklover - Review
Angelica @ The Bookish Angel - Review
Luigi @ Reading with Luigi - Excerpt
Alicia @ Addicted Readers - Excerpt


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