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Monday, October 12, 2020

VBT# Control - Stephanie Guerilus

 


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the CONTROL by Stephanie Guerilus Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: CONTROL

Author: Stephanie Guerilus

Pub. Date: October 2, 2018

Publisher: Stephanie Guerilus

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 297

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle

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Control, whose title is lifted from the iconic Janet Jackson song, embodies its name. Theresa Marie Jenkins is a 17-year-old who thinks she knows it all. As the saying goes, a hard head makes for a soft ass and Reesa learns the hard way that she doesn’t really know much about life.

 

Reesa quickly becomes an It girl after speaking up at a Black Lives Matter protest but her activism gets in the way of her career. She wants to be the next pop diva on the charts. For that to happen, Reesa will have to be packaged; smile and wave as though she’s at a beauty pageant. She’ll have to give control to advisers who want her to sing on cue, tap dance on command, no throwing shoes at parties and keeping her mouth shut on the culture. If only Reesa had just sat there and ate her food.

 

Control is a novel that addresses the political climate, #MeToo, identity and what it means when you are a young woman of color who the world doesn’t automatically think to protect.

 





I wasn't 100% sure what this book was about when I started reading it, I just knew it had something to do with the Black culture and that scene judging from the cover. Often books with a strong African-American feel have the same sort of book covers.  Reading this book, it was again in the same vein as Angie Thomas's THUG and Our Friendship Matters by Kimberley B. Jones, unlike those books, however, the language used in Control was very much that of the black culture and the majority of the characters were black characters. In Control, we meet Reesa whose half-black and half-white and lives with her black mother while her white dad is a politician with a new all-white family. Currently which made this book more relevant now than in 2018 when it was published in the Black Lives Matter protesting and wanting justice for innocent lives being taken by police. We read as Reesa is targeted by a white neighborhood kid for standing up for what she believes in and having to live her life with both influences of white and black culture.  Control also has aspects of romance, juggling life, and finding her way in the world and also shows readers why it is never a good idea to meet your idol and inspiration as they may hate us just like Rooney experienced in Devyn Forrest's series, so did Reesa in Control.  If you are wanting a fiction book to read that explores more into the worlds and thoughts of those involved with the BLM movement, then check out Stephanie Guerilus "Control". Perfect for those aged 15-18 years.

Amazon Link :
https://amzn.to/2GNvKrD






 

About Stephanie:

Stephanie Guerilus is a multimedia journalist and social media expert. 

She is a native of Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Haitian immigrants. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Temple University and is the secretary of the New York Association of Black Journalists.

Prior to joining the chapter board, she has volunteered with the National Association of Black Journalists. In this role, she helped in functions related to the annual convention, media and organizing various panels that have featured April Reign and Vann R. Newkirk II.

Stephanie previously worked as a reporter at The Philadelphia Tribune, the oldest African American newspaper in the country. Through this position, she was assigned late breaking news coverage in addition to the community, religion and obituary beats. She interviewed such notable names as Rev. Al Sharpton, actress Victoria Rowell, Sen. Pat Toomey, Olympian Dawn Staley, gospel artist Mary Mary, Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile and TV Personality and Professor Melissa Harris-Perry.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of CONTROL, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/1/2020

Two Chicks on Books

Interview

10/2/2020

Bookhounds YA

Interview

 

Week Two:

10/5/2020

What A Nerd Girl Says

Excerpt

10/6/2020

Oh Hey! Books

Guest Post

10/7/2020

Books A-Brewin'

Excerpt

10/8/2020

Lisa-Queen of Random

Guest Post

10/9/2020

Bri's Book Nook

Review

 

Week Three:

10/12/2020

The Phantom Paragrapher

Review

10/13/2020

Pine Enshrined Reviews

Review

10/14/2020

Nays Pink Bookshelf

Review

10/15/2020

Abbott Can’t Write

Review

10/16/2020

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

 

Week Four:

10/19/2020

YABooksCentral

Guest Post

10/20/2020

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

10/21/2020

tmbacorbett

Excerpt

10/22/2020

Gimme The Scoop Reviews

Excerpt

10/23/2020

Bookswithpaulak

Review


Week Five:

10/26/2020

Rockstar Book Tours

Excerpt

10/27/2020

JaimeRockstarBookTours

Instagram Post

10/28/2020

Jaime's World

Excerpt

10/29/2020

The Bookwyrm's Den

Review

10/30/2020

Onepageatatime88

Review


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