Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy Birthday to The Sweetheart of Prosper County!

Break out the cake, light the candles, and toast the newest addition to the world of books! Today is the birthday (book release) of Jill S. Alexander’s wonderful young adult novel, The Sweetheart of Prosper County!

In this warm and funny story, 15-year-old Austin Gray is tired of watching the parade pass her by. She is determined to get herself into it and onto the hood of a shiny pickup truck, determined to wave to the crowd and prove that she’s got what it takes to be the Sweetheart of Prosper County. No matter what the obstacles. How's that for a great hook?

School Library Journal, gave The Sweetheart of Prosper County a starred Review and said “A refreshing picture of teen angst, with realistic dialogue and memorable characters.”

Booklist said: “First-time novelist Alexander offers a delightful, funny story about teenagers living in a West Texas farming community…Austin’s year of added responsibility and independence make for a substantive, enjoyable coming-of-age novel that will speak to rural and urban readers alike.”

You can read more about Jill and her fabulous debut novel at www.jillsalexander.com. And, to read more about The Sweetheart of Prosper County, check out these blog reviews:




Happy reading!!!! And yes, happy it will be!


  1. Happy Birthday to Jill and her sweetheart. It is such a terrific book, and you are both official Sweethearts of the Flatiron Building, Cynthia and Jill.

  2. This is on my TBR list...must move it up. :)

  3. Tess, SWEETHEAT is a great, great book!!!

    Andrew, I LOVE your comment!!! It is a wonderful, wonderful thing to be a part of the amazing Feiwel and Friends! And PATH comes out in only a few short days!!!! More birthday excitement!!!!