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SAM SAVES THE NIGHT Tour
About the Book
Title: SAM SAVES THE NIGHT
Author: Shari Simpson
Pub. Date: October 1, 2019
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
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What would you do if you could stay out all night and not get in trouble?
Thirteen-year-old Sam has no friends, but you can’t really blame her. She lives her life in a state of chronic exhaustion thanks to her nightly sleepwalking jaunts, which include trips to the store, treehouse-building projects, and breaking-and-entering escapades-none of which she remembers in the morning. Her condition is taking its toll on her family (and her life), so when her mom takes her to see a wacky strip-mall sleep specialist, Sam is wary, but 100 percent in.
The night after the doc works his mojo, Sam wakes up outside her body, watching herself sleep. FREAKY! But once she gets over the panic attack, she realizes there’s a whole world of detached-souls out there, called SleepWakers-cliques of kids like the Achieves, who use their sleep time to learn new things; the Numbs, who eat junk food and play video games all night long, and the OCDeeds who search for missing things and organize other people’s stuff. And then there are the Mean Dreams, led by Madalynn Sucret, the nicest girl in Sam’s school, who shows Sam that she can use her power to get back at a bully who’s been tormenting her. Sam is intrigued-until it becomes clear that Madalynn is the real bully and the “tormentor” is just, well… sad. Now Sam is faced with uniting the various tribes of SleepWakers to fight back against Madalynn and the Mean Dreams in the most epic battle the night has ever seen.
EXCERPTSam Saves the Night, Pages 1-6
Shari Simpson is a playwright and screenwriter who cowrote the off-Broadway hit Maybe Baby, It’s You and the Disney Channel Original Movie The Swap, both with her longtime writing partner, Charlie Shahnaian. She also won the 2012 BlogHer Voice of the Year for Humor Writing. Shari lives in Hoboken, NJ, with a patient husband, two hilarious teenagers, a demonic cat, and her pug, Mila Kunis. This is her first novel.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of SAM SAVES THE NIGHT, US Only.
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Debra Branigan says
What an interesting concept for a story. I have only read one other novel with this idea (sort of). Thank you also for the lengthy excerpt which actually helps establish the tone and introduces the character. This is on my list for sure. I have a special young reader to share it with.
Danielle Hammelef says
This book looks and sounds so fun to read.
I’m looking forward to seeing what Sam decides to do. Thanks!!
Martha Lawson says
This sounds like an awesome book!
Sounds like a very good book.
Vicki Wurgler says
book sounds good-thanks
Antoinette M says
I like the excerpt and cover of this book.
Victoria Scott says
Looks like a great read!
Penny Olson says
I really like the concept of this book. Full of interesting ideas.
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction says
This sounds like a perfect October read!
Daniel M says
sounds like a fun one