Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cracked Blog Tour: Teenage Garage Sale

Please welcome K.M. Walton, the author if Cracked to Alison Can Read!

Check out her new book Cracked. It will be released on January 3, 2012 by Simon Pulse.
Also check out Ms. Walton's fabulous website!


Sometimes there's no easy way out.

Victor hates his life. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him. Tired of feeling miserable, Victor takes a bottle of his mother's sleeping pills—only to wake up in the hospital.

Bull is angry, and takes all of his rage out on Victor. That makes him feel better, at least a little. But it doesn't stop Bull's grandfather from getting drunk and hitting him. So Bull tries to defend himself with a loaded gun.

When Victor and Bull end up as roommates in the same psych ward, there's no way to escape each other or their problems. Which means things are going to get worse—much worse—before they get better…. (courtesy of Goodreads)

Teenage Garage Sale

First I’d like to thank Alison for inviting me to guest post today! Now onto the big sale….

I love garage sales. The thrill of selling or finding treasures is exciting to me. I started out selling my junk at the tender age of twelve – to my three younger sisters – and they all fell for it. I used to set up shop on the dining room table and sell my mother’s old makeup and stuff I found around my house. Yes, my sisters still like me.

If I were to have an actual garage sale as the teen me—circa the 80s—I’d definitely have the following items:

1. Full set of EMPIRE STRIKES BACK sheets—circa 1981 - $4.00
2. Sweatshirts with the collars cut out, by hand, from my Flashdance days—circa 1982-
$1.00 each
3. Plastic neon earrings…various colors - .50 cents a pair
4. The Sugar Hill Gang album - $3.00
5. A worn out copy of FOREVER by Judy Blume (a rogue copy that my former babysitter
smuggled into our house in a brown paper bag – literally – because I was NOT allowed to read such a racy novel) - .50 cents
6. My black combat boots from my Mohawk days—circa 1985 - $4.00
7. My Army surplus bag covered with buttons that doubled as my cool-ass purse—circa
1985 - $3.00
8. My boom box with a Depeche Mode cassette tape in the player - $5.00


  1. I have this one on my wish list. It seems like a really interesting read. Great guest post!

  2. I definitely still have a couple sweatshirts with the colors cut out! They're comfortable, I can't help but love them:) I'm excited to read this one, it sounds like there's a lot of intense stuff going on and those types of reads always appeal to me!

  3. First, I have to say that Cracked is definitely on my wishlist!!

    I may or may not (but probably may *lol*) still have my Empire Strikes Back sheets... And they may or may not be on my 3 year olds bed right now...

  4. This book is definitely going on my wishlist! Flashdance! I am so there!

  5. I still have some of my Depeche Mode cassette tapes! Ironically, I got "Forever" by Judy Blume for .50 at a library used book sale. :)

  6. Sounds like an awesome book. Now I have to go listen to some Depeche Mode...

  7. Those neon earrings and cut off sweatshirts are making a comeback. You should have saved they would be considered vintage and be three times the price.

  8. Those neon earrings and cut off sweatshirts are making a comeback. You should have saved they would be considered vintage and be three times the price.

  9. Ha! I would totally buy up that boom box just for the free Depeche Mode cassette inside. Who doesn't love a free gift with purchase?

    And you don't want to know how many itchy sweaters I butcher trying to recreate that Flashdance look. Never got it to work for me.

  10. Thank you, Alison and everyone who read and commented! Long live the 80s : )

  11. Oh cutoff sweatshirts haha I'm still a child of the 80's for sure. I'm adding this book to my list :)

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