Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Polly and the One and Only World by Don Bredes

Today we are spotlighting a YA fantasy novel, Polly and the One and Only World.  This novel will be published by Green Writers Press on October 6th.  Keep reading for more information about this book, and a giveaway!
Don Bredes's new young adult (YA) fantasy is called "Polly and the One and Only World." Don's first novel, "Hard Feelings," was an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 1977, a New York Times Notable Book, and a 20th Century Fox feature film.

"Polly and the One and Only World" is set in a much-diminished future America called the Christian Protectorates, a poor country ravaged by coastal flooding, drought, and cataclysmic social upheaval. The story features 15-year-old Polly Lightfoot, a maiden witch of rich heritage and tender ability in the craft. When the story opens, Polly is forced to flee New Florida, where she has taken temporary refuge to escape a military purge of the country's infidels, pagans, and followers of false creeds. With the help of her steadfast familiar, Balthazar, a raven, and her brave teenage companion, Leon, Polly undertakes an epic journey from the deep south to the wild north to be reunited in Vermont with her family and to save her ancient craft from obliteration.

Don Bredes is a versatile, visionary novelist. His frightening, vividly realized depiction of our stricken land in the stifling grip of fundamentalists offers young readers a galvanizing motive for preventive action. Gloomy though Polly's world may be, her story does not make use of the horrific realism found in dystopian novels like Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," or even in Suzanne Collins's "Hunger Games." Rather, "Polly and the One and Only World" gives young readers a vision of a future that will inspire them to appreciate their own freedom and their own ability, today, to work for positive social and political change.

Visit Don Bredes' website here.
Polly and the One and Only World by Don Bredes Giveaway
One lucky I'd So Rather Be Reading reader will receive a hard copy of Polly and the One and Only World.  This giveaway runs from 10/2/14 - 10/13/14.
Giveaway Rules:
This giveaway is open to US residents only.
Anyone over the age of 13 can enter to win.
The winner will be notified via email and has 72 hours to reply back and claim their prize.  If there is no reply within 72 hours, another winner will be chosen.  
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