Uppercase Unboxing II: the Unboxenating
Welcome to the second of three posts on my free Uppercase boxes, which I was offered in exchange for an honest post about my thoughts. You can find the first unboxing post here.*
This month’s box comes with a similar array of goodies. First and foremost, a signed copy of The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. (Please forgive my rather unprofessional backdrop.) I’ve heard really good things about Nicola Yoon’s books, so I am looking forward to cracking this one open. Here is a summary from the publisher:
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?
There is also a complementary temporary tattoo that says “Love Always Changes Everything.” It’s a little hard to see in the photo.
Also in the box were 5 unicorn cards that state “Books are magical” (no arguments here) and are blank inside, a sneak peek at Veronica Roth’s next novel, and two Harry Potter themed cookie cutters. The cookie cutters appear to have been 3D printed? Maybe I’m wrong. Since they are quite small and I generally don’t do roll out cookies, I am planning on adding them to our play-doh tools at the library. I will most definitely be using the cards myself, though.
Altogether this box seems to be a good value for the money – it would make an excellent gift for your favorite teen or YA fan.
*Updates to last month’s unboxing: I tried the novel, but it just wasn’t my speed. I’m going to send it to Karen’s daughter to see what she thinks of it. I described the notebook to my sister and saw her eyes light up, so I gave it to her.
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About Robin Willis
After working in middle school libraries for over 20 years, Robin Willis now works in a public library system in Maryland.
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