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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Welcome to Dweeb Club by Betsy Uhrig - Book Tour + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WELCOME TO DWEEB CLUB by Betsy Uhrig Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: WELCOME TO DWEEB CLUB

Author: Betsy Uhrig

Pub. Date: September 28, 2021

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 272

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBDBookshop.org

What if a school club changed your life forever?

In the second week of seventh grade, Jason Sloan signs up for the brand-new HAIR Club. He and his friends have no idea what it’s about, but since they’re the first to sign up they figure they’ll be in charge in no time. The club turns out to be super weird: using fancy new equipment donated by a mysterious benefactor, the members are supposed to monitor school security footage. Their first assignment: find out what is stealing the cafeteria’s croutons.

Instead of the expected dark cafeteria, the computers show the club members something else entirely: actual footage of themselves as high school seniors, five years in the future! What on earth could be happening? Is it some kind of time warp, or alternate reality? Or is it just an un-funny prank? As they scramble to solve the mystery, they can’t help but notice something else—none of them like what they see five years from now. Is there any way to change the future—and their fates? 

  

EXCERPT
This excerpt comes near the end of the book, when the main character (Jason) and three other club members attempt to create a diversion at the headquarters of a high-tech company and end up on the run in one of the golf carts used to ferry employees around the campus.

 There were several things we could have done, none of them involving stealing a golf cart. But Vincent had already managed to shift the thing into drive, and it was starting to roll. Hoppy, Lara, and I scrambled aboard, and Lara actually told Vincent to “Floor it!”

I guess he did floor it, because we all lurched backward under the tiny g-force for a second. But “high speed” and “golf cart” are words you never see together for a reason. We pulled away from the curb and then started to putter along the lane at a leisurely-golf-outing pace.

The security guards didn’t seem eager to chase the runaway cart on foot. They climbed into the other one and started puttering along after us, yelling something we couldn’t really hear but was probably along the lines of “Stop!” and “Come back here!” The big one kept his original grim expression, but the small one was getting red and shiny in the face.

Picture the most ridiculous low-speed chase you can. Then add one inexperienced driver (Vincent), one extremely critical passenger-seat occupant (Hoppy), two—let’s be honest—sort-of-thrilled backseat passengers (Lara and Jason), two yelling uniformed men, and multiple speed bumps. I don’t know how long it would have gone on—both parties moving at top velocity (= slow), always about the same distance apart—if Hoppy hadn’t told Vincent to “Hurry up!” and Vincent hadn’t reached the golf course portion of our drive at the same time.

“I’m going to off-road it,” Vincent announced, and he jerked the steering wheel and headed out onto the impossibly smooth green grass of the golf course.

“They’re going to follow us, you know,” said Hoppy. “They’re in a golf cart too, you realize.”

“I think I can lose them,” said Vincent.

And then he got to say something in real life that most nerds only dream of. He said it in the perfect tone, with the exact right amount of seriousness. I’m just glad I was there to hear it.

“Evasive maneuvers!” Vincent cried.

 

 

About Betsy Uhrig: 

Betsy Uhrig was born and raised in Greater Boston, where she lives with her family and way more books than you are picturing. She graduated from Smith College with a degree in English and has worked in publishing ever since. She writes books for children instead of doing things that aren’t as fun. Betsy is the author of Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini and Welcome to Dweeb Club. Visit her at BetsyUhrig.com for more information about her books and her cats.

 

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of WELCOME TO DWEEB CLUB, US Only.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/13/2021

I'm Shelfish

Excerpt

9/14/2021

Nay's Pink Bookshelf

Review

9/15/2021

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

9/16/2021

Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt

9/17/2021

celiamcmahonreads

Review

9/18/2021

Nonbinary Knight Reads

Review

Week Two:

9/19/2021

Locks, Hooks and Books

Review

9/20/2021

Perusewithcoffee

Review

9/21/2021

Cindy's Love of Books

Review

9/22/2021

The Momma Spot

Review

9/23/2021

@Curlygrannylovestoread

Review

9/24/2021

Midnightbooklover

Review

9/25/2021

Nerdophiles

Review

Week Three:

9/26/2021

Pick a good book

Review

9/27/2021

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

9/28/2021

YA Books Central

Interview

9/29/2021

Lifestyle of Me

Review

9/30/2021

Don't Judge, Read

Interview

10/1/2021

Fyrekatz Blog

Review

10/2/2021

Onemused

Review/IG Spotlight

Week Four:

10/3/2021

BookHounds YA

Guest Post

10/4/2021

booksaremagictoo

Review

10/5/2021

Book-Keeping

Review

10/6/2021

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt

10/7/2021

The Pages In-Between

Review

10/8/2021

Two Points of Interest

Review


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