Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dented Cans: Kindle Book of the Day 4/25

Looking for a great SALE on a book that's as funny as it is touching?  Dented Cans is a heartfelt and hilarious look at an odd family on an unforgettable vacation. From a mother who takes mysterious family pictures she won't let anyone see to a father who collects discounted, label-less cans, the Sampsons are about as far from average as you can get, but when a disastrous trip to Disney World reveals an old family secret, will they fall apart or become closer than ever? Check it out now!

Name: Dented Cans
Rating: 4.2 stars over 62 reviews
Price: 2.99 0.99
Description: A family secret is revealed during an ill-fated—yet hilarious—trip to Disney World.

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Sampson knows her family is not what you would call normal. Her father compulsively buys dented cans and has a particular fondness for cans without labels, which are extremely discounted because their contents are a mystery. Her mother takes countless pictures of her family and then glues them down into the pages of her scrapbooks, but does not allow anyone to look at them. Ryan, Hannah's mischievous fourteen-year-old brother, is headed straight for the remedial track at the local community college, if he’s lucky. Ben, her eight-year-old brother, is a walking sound effects machine, who prefers to communicate with noises rather than words. While Hannah is focused on escaping her working-class Connecticut suburb, she also finds herself being tugged back home as she worries about her brother Ben.

Hannah’s parents inflict one last family vacation on the Sampson children, a trip that goes comically wrong almost from the get-go. Hannah is forced to confront her family's past in Disney World, of all places, when an emotional argument prompts her parents to disclose a secret they have been keeping from the children for sixteen years. Ultimately, she must decide whether to leave her hometown and not look back, or to focus on helping her family.

Reviews: "This book is a must-read! Thoughtful, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny, Dented Cans paints a family portrait that you can't look away from. And the sobering family secret is sure to take you by surprise and tug at your heartstrings. Walsh is an extremely talented writer, and Dented Cans is a much needed breath of fresh air."

Get your copy of Dented Cans now!

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