Wasteland Blog Tour: Character Profile of Esther and Excerpt
Hi everyone. Today I have the pleasure of sharing a character profile of Esther and an excerpt from WASTELAND by Laurence Klavan and Susan Kim. I am super excited about this book, and I hope you are, too.
Esther, 15, is thin and watchful, with dark eyes. She’s pretty, but she doesn’t know it; she certainly doesn’t do much about her looks. She has dark hair that she cuts herself, and she always wears jeans and a red hoodie. Esther is full of emotion and impulsive, which she almost always regrets. And she’s incredibly idealistic and would do anything for the people she loves.
“The girl drank deeply, the muscles in her throat working. She drank until the bottle was nearly finished, then she pushed it aside and sighed.
‘Thank you,’ she said. She sounded much better, but neither girl was fooled. ‘Where are you headed? You got a home?’
Esther shrugged. ‘I did.’
The girl nodded. ‘It all lasts so short, don’t it. Here and gone. Well’—her eyes flickered to the side, as if to indicate all of the horror that surrounded them—‘there’s a place for you here, if you want it.’
She closed her eyes. Within moments, she was breathing deeply. In sleep, her face was eased of its pain and tension and Esther was surprised to see that she looked her age. She was no more than nine or ten.
Esther got to her feet. Then she put her backpack over her shoulder.
It all lasts so short.
And no matter how bad things were, she was still alive.”
HarperTeen has also provided a giveaway of 3 copies of WASTELAND for the whole tour. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. U.S. and Canada only. Good luck!
Blog Tour Schedule:
Monday, March 25th – SciFi Chick – guest post
Tuesday, March 26th – The Irish Banana – author interview
Wednesday, March 27th – IB BookBlogging - character profile/excerpt
Thursday, March 28th – The Nocturnal Library – guest post
Friday March 29th – Candace’s BookBlog – author interview
Monday, April 1st – The Book Swarm – this or that list
Tuesday, April 2nd – Supernatural Snark – character profile/excerpt
Wednesday, April 3rd – Alison Can Read – author interview
Thursday, April 4th – Bewitched Bookworms – guest post
Friday, April 5th – Alice Marvels – guest post