HELLO? World Tour

12:00 AM Serena 5 Comments


Hellooooo, world, and welcome to the Hello World Tour! Basically this tour is a worldwide event meant to bring people together and celebrate Liza Wiemer's upcoming YA debut, Hello?. Participants are supposed to post a picture of themselves with a sign that says #HelloFrom (Name of place they're from) and post it on social media with the #HelloFrom tag. And you can earn cool prizes! To learn more about the project, check out this video

Here's my #HelloFrom picture! I wanted to take a picture in a cool place somewhere in my town, but I kept forgetting. I instead chose the next best thing: Fangirlville, SoCal AKA my bedroom. 
I'm a total Disney and book fangirl, if you couldn't tell. 
About Hello?:

Late one night, in a moment of deep grief, Tricia places a call to her deceased grandmother’s old phone number. She expects the disconnect notice, but is thrown when another teen— also up late and coping with his own frustrations—answers. It’s Emerson, and though they're perfect strangers, Tricia senses an unexplainable, deeper connection between them. 

When his phone rings, Emerson expects it to be his sometimes-overbearing girlfriend Angie, but instead ends up transfixed by Tricia’s tenderness and heartache. The two make a pact, thus setting the events of HELLO? in motion.

HELLO? is the story of five small town Wisconsin teens: Tricia, who has lost her family and is trying to find her way; her over-protective boyfriend Brian, a potter; the perfectionist Emerson; his girlfriend, the insecure and unpredictable Angie; and her tough best friend Brenda, an aspiring actress and screenwriter.

Told from all five viewpoints: narration (Tricia), narration (Emerson), free verse poetry (Angie), screenplay format (Brenda), narration and drawings (Brian), HELLO? offers a textured account of five lives and weaves together the stories of these teens into a compelling narrative of serendipity and a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts. 


Early Praise:

"Heartfelt and honest, Hello? will have you rooting for its characters until the very last page." 
-Heather Demetrios, author of I'll Meet You There and Something Real

"HELLO? is a captivating story about fracture families, authentic friendships, and the way lives connect, impact, and transform each other. This book is so originally crafted and beautifully executed it will stay with you for a long time."
-Andye, blogger at Reading Teen 
About Liza Wiemer:

Liza married the guy who literally swept her off her feet at a SpyroGyra concert. Their love story can be found on Liza's "About" page. Besides being a die-hard Packer fan, Liza is also a readaholic, a romantic, and a lover of crazy socks and rooftops. Hello? is her debut YA novel. She also has had two adult nonfiction books published, as well as stories and articles in various publications. She's a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in Education and the mother of two sons. 
Find Liza online: Goodreads - Website - Twitter 

Hello? releases on October 27th, 2015. Be sure to check it out, and don't forget to post a #HelloFrom picture! :)

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Serena! It's so much fun seeing all the amazing places around the globe that people are taking pictures from! Love your books and Disney goodies! xx,Liza

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    1. You're very welcome! I've loved looking at the tag and everyone's pictures, too! And thank you! :)

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  2. Hehe thanks for this post! I am now very aware of this book and the hastag. Also, man your Tiger-thing looks so cuddly...Oh! And your bookshelf looks beautiful ;)

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    1. YAY, glad I could introduce you to the book! I'm SO excited for it. He is super cuddly! And thank you! They're kind of a mess right now, but I tried haha. :)

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