I recently found out that I’m a Spring 2012 Ambuzzador for Random Buzzers! In addition to being an ambassador to the site, I am helping to get the word out about the book Zero by Tom Leveen.
Zero is a contemporary book about life, love, art, and music and is centered on an aspiring artist named Amanda, who’s nicknamed Zero. I’ve been flipping through it and it looks pretty cool so far. Check out the official synopsis below:
For aspiring artist Amanda Walsh, who only half-jokingly goes by the nickname Zero, the summer before college was supposed to be fun—plain and simple. Hanging out with her best friend Jenn, going to clubs, painting, and counting down the days until her escape. But when must-have scholarship money doesn’t materialize, and she has a falling out with Jenn that can only be described as majorly awkward, and Zero’s parents relationship goes from tense to relentless fighting, her prospects start looking as bleak and surreal as a painting by her idol Salvador Dali. Will life truly imitate art? Will her new, unexpected relationship with a punk skater boy who seems too good to be real and support from the unlikeliest of sources show Zero that she’s so much more than a name.
I like that Zero features older teens and is on the more edgy and artistic side, and with a punk sensibility. Look for my review a little closer to the book’s release in April. You can also read more about it on Goodreads.
Interested in learning more about Random Buzzers?
Random Buzzers is a Random House book community for YA fans to discuss books, enter contests, share reviews, participate in author chats, score free books and more. When you complete activities you earn Buzz Bucks, which can be redeemed for books and other swag.
I have a few invite codes to share. If you sign up with the code you instantly receive 15,000 buzz bucks, which can be redeemed for a book on the site. The code will work for new members only, so if you’re interested just let me know in the comments.