Sunday, February 23, 2014

Slumber Partry: Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt Release Party

When Jonah is forced to move from Hamilton to Cross Pointe for the second half of his senior year, "miserable" doesn't even begin to cover it. He feels like the doggy-bag from his mother's first marriage and everything else about her new life—with a new husband, new home and a new baby—is an upgrade. The people at Cross Pointe High School are pretentious and privileged—and worst of all is Brighton Waterford, the embodiment of all things superficial and popular. Jonah’s girlfriend, Carly, is his last tie to what feels real... until she breaks up with him.

For Brighton, every day is a gauntlet of demands and expectations. Since her father died, she’s relied on one coping method: smile big and pretend to be fine. It may have kept her family together, but she has no clue how to handle how she's really feeling. Today is the anniversary of his death and cracks are beginning to show. The last thing she needs is the new kid telling her how much he dislikes her for no reason she can understand. She's determined to change his mind, and when they're stuck together for the night, she finally gets her chance.

Jonah hates her at 3p.m., but how will he feel at 3 a.m.?

One night can change how you see the world. One night can change how you see yourself.

Yesterday, my bud Danielle and I went to the release party at Doylestown Bookshop for Tiffany Schmidt's release of Bright Before Sunrise! I have one word to say about the event- CUTE.

The plot of the novel spans a single night, so Tiffany had the idea of having her release party be a pajama party. She and her family were decked out in their pajama's, and they were adorable, especially her little twins.  

She did a reading, and then people were free to eat Bright Before Sunrise cake, popcorn, and get their nails done like the main character of the book does with her mom.  There was also a raffle in which everybody who bought a book had the chance to win nail polish and pretty band aids.  Lucky Danielle won!! Woot, woot! 

This event was fun because it was at our local indie store and Tiffany is from Doylestown, I believe.  She still exudes "new author," so appreciative of everyone coming out.  She was wonderful as was the bookstore.  Who else would allow a pajama party and a nail station?

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