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Book Trailer Premiere: The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern

For a blog that only does videos on Sundays regularly, I’m often surprised when folks offer to premiere their book trailers here.  I am, however, always flattered, particularly when the trailers are as good as the one you’re seeing here today.  The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern falls into the category of books-that-are-turning-my-youth-into-historical-fiction.  This appears to be a big trend for 2014 (I’m looking at YOU, Riverman).  In this case, the book is set in 1988 and follows one young woman as she navigates her life and the secrets that her family members keep from her.

Cute, right?  Now let’s say you wanted to own such a book.  Heck, let’s say you wanted to own a signed galley of the book!  Well, I’ve never been much of a giveaway gal.  Fortunately the Chronicle folks aren’t as lazy.  Go here if you’d like to enter to win one of three signed ARCs of this book.

And just for the heck of it, let’s see if my blog is capable of hosting an excerpt of the book.  Just in case you’re curious, you understand.  Consider it your consolation prize, should you fail to win an ARC:

Meaning of Maggie by ChronicleBooks

Thanks to Lara Starr and the lovely folks at Chronicle for thinking of me for this.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. It takes me back. The first thing we did in class each year was cover our books with paper bags. 😉

  2. Amanda Chenevert says

    AWESOME. Can’t wait to read it. Everything from my childhood neatly stacked in a row. Definitely brings back memories of Trapper Keepers and personalized unicorn pencils. Lovely.

  3. I started this book just this morning! Good timing.

  4. Thanks. My book club meets tomorrow, and we always try to preview book trailers.

  5. Cool trailer. Already has the makings of a movie. Congrats Megan!

  6. Kate Hannigan says

    I won! I won! Finished the ARC Saturday and spent the rest of the weekend pondering the sheer awesomeness of this story. From the first paragraph, it’s clear that Maggie Mayfield has arrived on the scene. She’s an incredible character, and she stayed with me long after I closed the book. I am blown away. Can’t recommend this enough!