This week's Bilerico Florida giveaway is an autographed copy of Drew Ferguson's The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second. To win, just leave a comment! Or, if you just can't trust your luck, you can order your own copy today on Amazon for $10.20 - a 32% savings off the list price.
A gay Lutheran teen, Charles James Stewart II (aka Smart-ass) chronicles a very memorable senior year at South High in Crystal Lake, Ill. Named after his aspiring state's attorney dad (whom he calls First), Charlie uses journal entries to chart his feelings with typical teen angst: griping about his parents, describing his unrequited passion for straight friend Bink Binkmeyer and skewering school. Throughout the diary, Charlie keeps revising his college application essay, and it's not easy for him to watch his parents' marital troubles during First's campaign--or just to be a gay 17. Ferguson's exuberant portrait successfully re-creates coming-of-age's dizzy heat.
Contributors are not eligible to win. Contest closes at 8am EST, Thursday, October 16 (tomorrow morning). Winner will be drawn at random. Only one entry per person, but Bilerico-Indiana and The Bilerico Project will both be running the same contest today and you can enter those contests as well. That gives you three separate chances to win a copy of The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second!