Monday, January 2, 2012

Blog Tour: Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

What is the first thing that comes to mind for each word/phrase for Josh?

Book: Skate like hell to the goal zone.
Batman: Heath Ledger’s Joker. Best version yet.
Cactus: Yosemite Sam.
Guitar: That solo in Undead Wedding’s Freaktown that Hudson and I always talk about.
Morning: Dark, cold, and peaceful.
Silence: The ice at Fillmore, far away from the world.
Turkey: Will Harper.
Mouse: Disney World, which I always think of when I’m skating outside, wishing we got a little sunshine in this town.
Road: Icy.
Music: Hudson Avery. She loves it as much as I do.
Teeth: Chattering.
Black: Hockey pucks.
Text: Abby. She’s always texting or calling me, freaking out if I don’t text back right away. It’s… she’s hard to explain.
Midnight: Cowboy. Yeah, I have no idea why I just said that. Blame it on the fact that my brain is frozen from all this wind.
Vampire: The thing every single girl in my class is obsessed with. Personally I don’t think Cullen and his crew would last very long here in Watonka. I mean, yeah, we get even less sun than Forks, but it’s about a hundred below zero here.

Next stop for Bittersweet: Frenzy of Noise

Hudson can't wait to get out of Watonka, her working-class town outside of Buffalo. Once upon a time, her talent as a skater was going to be her ticket out... but when her parents' marriage unraveled three years ago, so did her dreams. Now, she buries herself in making cupcakes for her mom's diner and imagining her parallel life where she went on to skate to glory. But when she gets a letter inviting her to audition for a skating scholarship *and* the hockey team asks for her help with their technique (read: free ice time for Hudson), it's impossible to ignore the signs.

Is she ready to get back on the ice? Could this be her ticket out? Hudson's determined not to let anything stand in her way. But between baking and waitressing at the diner, the love triangle that's developing with two outrageously cute hockey boys, and the simmering drama with her best friend, her future is anything but certain...


  1. I adored Twenty Boy Summer, so I can't wait to read this. Also, I LOVE girl-skaters!

    That interview was such fun to read :D

  2. I cannot wait to read this one - it's on my pile for one of these days. This was such a fun type of interview to read :)


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