Author Name: Shari Bird
Book Title: Free Bread Girl
Book Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 28th, 2014
Publisher: Trifecta Books
Tour Host: Silverbow Promotions
Mattie’s smart and she’s in line for a college scholarship, but she’s not exactly the most popular person in school. When the hot and hunky guys at the women’s convention bread booth give out free samples to all the cutest, trendiest girls in the room, they overlook her. It’s just proof that she’s not worth their attention—she’s not a free bread girl.
What she really wants is to date Travis Banks, her high school’s soccer king. But he just can’t see past her clumsiness and frizzy hair to the real Mattie underneath, and sometimes, she can’t either. What’s it going to take for Mattie to find the free bread girl within?
Meet the Characters! (Featuring Shari's Free Bread Girl dream cast)
Mattie is about 5’1” and 90 pounds (she’s tiny). She has long dark brown, curly hair which she doesn’t really like. She wears light makeup and is an all-American girl. She’s incredibly smart. She’s a year ahead in school being a senior at 16. She loves science, especially bio-medicine and wants to attend her dream college, Stanford University, so she can find a cure for ALS. She’s the oldest of two children. Her brother, Sean, is 13. Her dad is gone a lot on business and her mom sells real estate. She likes popcorn and LOVES gourmet bread and her Gran. She owns a pink moped which she calls Pinkie. Her best friends are Trish and Jordan who she has known since second grade. (Dream cast: Shailene Woodley)
Trish is 5’8” and has long, blond hair and blue eyes. She’s gorgeous, well liked, and a natural born flirt. She is a dancer and wants to major in dance at the University of Oregon. Her father isn’t around much and her mother creates and sells her own jewelry. She eats healthy except for her vice—chocolate. (Dream cast: Hayden Panettiere)
Jordan is a talented soccer player and Mattie’s friend. They are neighbors and have pretty much grown up together. He’s about 5’10” and an all-American boy next door. He’s a really nice guy. He has brown hair and brown eyes. His family and Mattie’s family are good friends. He’s considerate. He doesn’t have a favorite food, any food will do. He’s going to go to the University of Oregon and is unsure of his major. He has a little sister, Crystal, who is 11. (Dream cast: Logan Lerman)
Travis is a gorgeous, popular, soccer-playing high school senior. His family is wealthy. He’s about 6 feet tall. He isn’t a great student, but does what he must to get by. He’s a nice guy, but hyper-focused on playing college soccer at the University of Oregon so he can go pro. (Dream cast: Alex Pettyfer)
Katrina comes from an upper class family and is used to getting her own way. She’s smart and good at science, but she’s jealous of Mattie and is mean to her because she wishes she was as good as her in school. She wants what Mattie has, including her friendship with Jordan. (Dream cast: Elle Fanning)
Shari says, "I didn’t really have a playlist, and I wrote this about ten years ago, so I don’t remember what I listened to, but it would have been pop music like One Direction and David Archuletta."
Meet the Author!
Shari Bird is a self-proclaimed wallflower, until she steps on a karaoke stage. She hones her craft by teaching others to write . . . the alphabet. Shari teaches first grade in the Utah desert, but daydreams about living in the Costa Rican rainforest.
Her first novel with Trifecta is Free Bread Girl, a sweet YA romance which will be released in November 2014.
The Blogger's Review
Free Bread Girl is one of the most adorable YA romances I’ve ever read. Mattie is a really relatable character in more than one way. She’s fun and likable and cuter than she thinks she is. Her story is one many can relate to, and readers will enjoy every minute of it. Mattie isn’t the only fun character either. I really enjoyed this book, and I recommend it to anyone, but especially readers of YA romance. You won’t regret it!