Get Ready to Tweet!

It’s almost here—the first ever YAB #TweetMyRead event! Join us on Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28 on Twitter to talk about Kelly Loy Gilbert’s CONVICTION. Read along with us and tweet your thoughts as you go. We can’t wait to hear what you think about this YA Buccaneers’ debut book!

WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT?


Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn’t fall apart the way he feared.

But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden’s father, a well-known Christian radio host, has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son’s hands; Braden is the key witness in the upcoming trial.

Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four-mile-per-hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden’s saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch.

Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.

HOW DOES YAB #TweetMyRead WORK?

Grab a copy of Kelly Loy Gilbert’s CONVICTION, but don’t start reading until June 27th. Then, hop on Twitter and join the conversation. Use the hashtag #TweetMyRead to locate all tweets that weekend. Don’t forget to tag @KellyLoyGilbert, too. She’s going to be dropping by off and on to take part in the discussion.

IS THIS A BOOK CLUB?

If you’ve never taken part in a Tweet My Read event, it’s kind of like the world’s biggest book club—except you’re reading and talking about the book at the same time. Tell us about a favorite line, share your thoughts on a character or scene, or rave about it once you’re done. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to your tweets.

WHAT TIME DO I HAVE TO BE THERE TO PARTICIPATE?

You can join us for a few minutes, or all weekend long—June 27th and June 28th. Start reading wherever you are, whatever time zone you might be in. And participate in the conversation if you see other tweets. We think you’ll love this book as much as we do!

See you the last weekend in June!