Harper Winter 2016 Blog Tour + Giveaway: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

2 November, 2015 Blog Hops, Blog Tours 15 comments


Hello and welcome to the Harper Teen Winter 2016 blog tour. We’re featuring a book I’m super excited about, Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin.

Keep scrolling for more information about the book (spoilers, it features gender-fluidity and blogging) as well as links to other stops on the tour featuring other awesome books in the catalogue, giveaways and a secret code word you’ll need to enter the second giveaway. Historical my co-bloggers would make the code word super obvious but I’ve decided to be an asshole and make you work for it. Have fun!


Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is: Am I a boy, or am I a girl?

Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. The thing is . . . Riley isn’t exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in uber-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley’s so-called “normal” life.

On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it’s REALLY like to be a gender-fluid teenager. But just as Riley’s starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley’s real identity, threatening exposure. Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything.

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Giveaway #1:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway #2:

5 Finished Copies from the Harper Teen Fall 2015 Catalog

5 books are: The Lies About Truth, Walk on Earth A Stranger, Dreamland, Dumplin’, and Velvet Da Vinci’s Tiger

How to enter:

Collect the daily word from each blog stop during the Harper Winter 2016 Tour (a total of 45). Once you’ve collected them all, email the complete saying to: HarperTeenTour@gmail.com


Prize Rules:

1.)    Winner must have a valid US mailing address to receive the prize

2.)    Winner must be over 13

3.)    Only one (1) entry per person for Prize #2 – duplicates will be deleted.

4.)    Only a completed phrase will be accepted as an entry – do not email each word/phrase daily. Wait until you have the complete saying and then email in.

5.)    All email submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST 11/30/2015.

6.)    Winners will be selected 12/1/2015 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another is selected.

7.)    Participating blogs and bloggers are not responsible for unsent, damaged, and/or stolen prizes offered by the publisher.


Make sure you check out the other stops along the tour and if you’re stuck on the secret word, I’ll give you a hint, it’s in the second paragraph and it looks like a typo.
This is the Harper Winter 2016 Tour!

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Meg Morley

Meg Morley

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15 Responses to “Harper Winter 2016 Blog Tour + Giveaway: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin”

  1. Azalea E.

    This book sounds really interesting , I’ve never read anything like it but I’d love to give it a try . And I almost freaked out when I couldn’t find the secret word 🙂

  2. Vivien

    Oh man I am in love with this cover!! So very eye catching. I’ve just added this to my tbr shelf because it sounds awesome!

  3. Sandy S.

    This book looks fantastic. I have had it on my TBR pile for a while and can’t wait to read it. I love the idea of the gender confusion. I also like how the character has other issues that they are dealing with, the book sounds complex and exciting.

  4. Carina Olsen

    Gorgeous blog tour post Meg 😀 Thank you for sharing about it. <3 Sounds like an interesting book 🙂 And ahh, this giveaway is the very best. I know it says US only.. but thinking I can enter if I can get someone in the US to accept the prize for me if I win 🙂 Hope that might work. Fingers crossed 😀 Anyway. You are awesome. <3
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  5. Dede

    I always enjoy visiting your blog….especially when there’s an amazing giveaway involved! Thanks for the extra effort and humor.

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