Wednesday Writing: Blurbs!

Today’s blog is all about blurbs. Also known as endorsements, these are the little quotes from famous people that decorate the jackets of books. You know, you’ve seen them…

“It scared me silly.” -Stephen King
“Nice but a little long-winded.” -Charles Dickens

Well, here’s the exciting news for today: GOLDEN BOY has blurbs too!!! I’m super-excited to share what two amazing authors have said. It just makes me happy every time I read them. 🙂


First up, Eliot Schrefer, author of Endangered, which was a National Book Award finalist, has this to say about Golden Boy:

“A commandingly written debut, Golden Boy is a moving, gorgeous account of what it means to feel profoundly different when the stakes are survival itself.”

Lions-of-Little-RockKristin Levine, author of the absolutely beautiful The Lions of Little Rock chimed in too!

“Golden Boy is an amazing story of prejudice, bravery and acceptance. From the very first page, I was captivated by Habo and his struggle to find his place in the world.”

I am so, so honored to have had these authors like my book. If you haven’t read their books yet, you should go do that.

… And then, in June, you should follow their example and go read Golden Boy too… who knows? Maybe you’ll like it as much as they did!


About Tara Sullivan

Author of GOLDEN BOY (2013), THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET (2016), and TREASURE OF THE WORLD (2021). Published by Penguin Books for Young Readers Find out more at Or, follow me on Twitter: @SullivanStories
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4 Responses to Wednesday Writing: Blurbs!

  1. Alexis says:

    Congrats, and thanks for the book recommendations! Can’t wait for June, though! 😀

  2. These are GREAT! I plan on loving GOLDEN BOY more than they did! ha

  3. Thanks, Alexis! I can’t wait either.

  4. Yay! Thanks, Jen! 🙂

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