09-21-2009 12:14 AM
I think we'd all like to take the chance to give great big hugs and thanks to Becca Fitzpatrick for spending the last few weeks with us! Becca, you've been wonderfully generous with your time and attention. Thanks so much for letting us get to know and your work! And to Emily, we are grateful for your fine taste in teen novels and for your generous participation in our groups as well! Thanks for taking part.
And to the group, as always, I'm impressed by your readings and glad to be a part of your discussion. I hope to find you in another book group soon!
09-21-2009 09:48 AM
Becca, thank you so much for sharing your book with us. I don't read a lot of YA being, umm upper middle aged myself. But this was and incredible read and I really liked sharing thoughts with such a varied aged group. Thank you for your kind words as we picked apart your baby. And thanks most of all for the time you spent with us out of your I'm sure very busy days.
Thanks Emily for seeing, reading and loving this book and helping bring it to us. Thanks for talking to us.
Thanks Paul and Rachel for being our dynamic duo here behind the scenes at B&N, for answering our questions and helping to enhance our experience with FL especially during all the changes. I really feel sorry for the newcomers who this happened to for the first time. And to B&N of course for letting this happen.
Thanks my FL friends for making this a really enjoyable time. I can't tell you how much I look forward to being here and how depressing it is when we're between reads. I hope to see you all for The Postmistress.
09-21-2009 10:50 AM
Especially Becca...You have no idea how much enjoyment,you have brought t me by writting Hush,Hush...Your posts to everyone were so personal and I felt like you shared so much of yourself,that just knowing you from your writing and how you interact with all of us..just a Joy..You must realize that you have touched another audience..,and I am proud to be one of them..the over 48 crowd . To be able to interact with so many different age groups,and listening to their thoughts..so refreshimg.....Will be promoting Hush,Hush..word of mouth,gifts...I so look forward to 2010.."Cresendo" and beyond..We are here for you,and not leaving........To Emily.....Thank you,thank you for recognizing such Talent...We will continue to support Becca..and post on her blog as well...Just so she knows we are thinking of her....To Paul,rkubie..For caring about us and bringing us Hush,Hush...A life/reading change for me..And of course to all of the BNers who parcipitated and fell in love with Hush,Hush.........Vtc.......
09-21-2009 12:17 PM
Thanks Becca, Emily and everyone who participated. I really enjoyed the interactions with Becca and seeing how she came up with this wonderful book! It was a pleasure being one of the first to read Hush, Hush!
09-21-2009 02:36 PM - edited 09-21-2009 02:37 PM
Thank you so much Becca and Emily It was great getting a peak into your worlds. Wish you both much success.
P.S. One of the BEST book covers ever love it.
09-21-2009 04:02 PM
MANY THANKS to Becca for letting us share your fantastic book! You are a marvelous writer, and will go far- yes I see a trilogy!
You are a one of a kind. And thanks for giving so much of your time, I know how valuable it is!
Thanks Emily, for recognizing that this was a homerun! Keep it up!
And lastly- thanks to Paul and all the BN staff that make First Look so awesome!
-Sir Richard Steele
09-21-2009 08:19 PM
I second the HUGE thank-you to Paul and Rachel! Fabulous job, guys! We couldn't have done this without you!
And many, many thanks to everyone else! Wow. I really do feel like the luckiest author in the world. This has been incredible, and something I'll not soon forget. Thank you so much for being such a special part of my debut. I feel I've made friends in many of you, and I appreciate all the extra comments you've given me on my blog, Twitter, Facebook, email, etc.!
I <3 First Look!
09-21-2009 09:56 PM
Yeah! Round of applause for everybody! Thanks to ALL of you, for giving us an opportunity to read such a wonderful book (and to Becca, for writing said wonderful book).
09-21-2009 10:16 PM
Yes thank you for coming out and answering all our questions. I loved Hush, Hush and can't wait for Cresendo.
09-21-2009 10:33 PM
Thanks for such an engrossing book Becca and for the personal attention you put into all of your replies. Good luck with your future books!
09-21-2009 11:00 PM
Thank you so much Becca and Emily and administrators/moderators! I've had so much fun reading this book. It's been awhile since I picked up a YA book. My 13-year-old daughter read this too. It quickly became her favorite book she's read so far--and she is a voracious reader! She read this one in one sitting! She's so impatient--she can't wait until next October for Crescendo! We'll definitely buy it right away! We're both lucky to have been a part of this First Look selection. Thank you again!
09-22-2009 06:30 PM
Becca and Emily, thank you for taking the time to answer all our questions and discuss the book with us, and thanks to the mods and B&N and whoever else set this up, as well as everyone else who joined in. I've never had the chance to do this before. It's been really fun!
09-23-2009 09:37 PM
Thank you so much to everyone! I love the experience of the First Look clubs, and the new Teen First Look was amazing! I have already shared my advanced copy with two of my 8th grade students, and they LOVED it!! I will definitely be ordering more than one new copy for my classroom. I appreciate all the work that went into this process!! You are the BEST...all of you!!
09-24-2009 01:25 PM
Definitely enjoyed this book, and reading through all the discussions. I've already recommended it to a number of friends, so I hope things go well... and I can't wait for the next installment
09-24-2009 03:34 PM
I know it's only Thursday, but I'll be in Denver all day tomorrow at a booksellers' conference, and my best friend's baby shower is tonight (YAY!) so I wanted to make sure I had a chance to say good-bye before the end of the book club!
First of all, you guys have been fantastic. Thank you for signing up for the club, for reading Hush, Hush, and for being so diligent about posting here - it's been a truly amazing experience for me. You all rock!
Second, thanks to everyone who took the time to write a review! I've tried my hand at writing reviews before, and I know they can be very time consuming, so I appreciate all the effort you put into sharing your opinion with the rest of the world.
Finally, hopefully this won't be the last you'll see if me! I'm going to try hard to be here (as a reader) for the next teen First Look selection.
Best wishes to everyone!
09-24-2009 04:28 PM
Massive thankyouthankyouthankyou to Emily!! And thank you a million times over to Becca. I dont really read much "YA Gothic Romance" but Hush, Hush was just beyond amazing! Great job, Becca!!!! And Congrads again on your first book!!
"We could do pizza."
09-25-2009 04:36 PM
Thank you sooooo much Becca and Emily!!!! Also Thank you Barnes and Noble for the Teen First Look! I hope to do another one soon!!
09-25-2009 11:14 PM
Thank you for giving us this opportunity! I hope the discussion boards stay open for a while because I want to go back through them to find great things you, Becca, said so I can share them with my students. Any time they can hear was "real" authors do they love it! Thank you for giving me great insights to share with them!
And thank you for the book. I really enjoyed it!