Giveaway | The Dead Inside by Cyndy Etler

Hello blogosphere! Long time, no post!

Today I bring you a fabulous giveaway for all my amazing US followers – having teamed up with Sourcebooks Fire, who have recently launched the fabulous The Dead Inside by Cyndy Etler, we are bringing you a wonderful giveaway to win yourself a fantastic copy!

The book was an absolutely amazing read, and I hope to get around to writing a review for it at some point. Yet it must be pointed that this book is one with so much relevance in today’s society as it not only a true story, but still a reality for many teens.

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For readers of Girl Interrupted and Tweak, Cyndy Etler’s gripping memoir gives readers a glimpse into the harrowing reality of her sixteen months in the notorious “tough love” program the ACLU called “a concentration camp for throwaway kids.”

All Cyndy wanted was to be loved and accepted. By age fourteen, she had escaped from her violent home, only to be reported as a runaway and sent to a “drug rehabilitation” facility that changed her world.

To the public, Straight Inc. was a place of recovery. But behind closed doors, the program used bizarre and intimidating methods to “treat” its patients. In her raw and fearless memoir, Cyndy Etler recounts her sixteen months in the living nightmare that Straight Inc. considered “healing.”

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But don’t just take my word for it – YA author Kathleen Glasgow had this to say about the book :

Mika @ Mxcareyes says “Overall, I like this memoir. I like the courage that Cyndy displayed both on what happened to her and in writing this story, her story.”

The Reading Lodge says “The Dead Inside is thought-provoking, and gripping.”

A Darker Shade of Seelie says “I’m proud of how far this author has come.”

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Cyndy Etler 

At 13, Cyndy was homeless. At 14, she was locked up. At 15, she was suicidal. At 30, she was teaching tough teens at an alternative school.

Today Cyndy is a young adult author. Her YA memoirs are honest and raw, taking readers into the real-life experience of a kid who will do anything to feel accepted.

@cdetler |


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