Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos (Blog Tour Tens List & #Giveaway)

Author Carrie Arcos is stopping by today to share ten facts about
her newest YA release. Check that, the book, and giveaway out below...

Crazy Messy Beautiful
by Carrie Arcos
YA Contemporary
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 320 Pages
February 7th 2017 by Philomel Books


From National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos–a fresh take on happily ever after, and friendship, that is anything but a love story.

When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back.

Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his true love in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together.

But as Neruda begins to fall faster and harder than ever before, he is blindsided by the complicated nature of love—and art—in more ways than one. And when the relationships he’s looked to for guidance threaten to implode, Neruda must confront the reality that love is crazier, messier, and more beautiful than he ever realized—and riskier, too, than simply saying the words.

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1. It’s set in Highland Park, CA.

2. Neruda is named after the Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.

3. Neruda is an artist: romantic, sensitive and a character I wanted to see more of in YA lit.

4. The murals listed in the book all existed at the time the book was written, but some have been removed since.

5. Greyson is Neruda’s second best friend. His first is Ezra.

6. I wrote the first draft in 2014.

7. It was originally called Neruda in Love.

8. I went to all the places that Neruda goes.

9. Neruda is based on a former high school student of mine.

10. I wrote more drafts of this book than any other I’ve written.

About the Author

Carrie Arcos is a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature for OUT OF REACH; her second novel is THERE WILL COME A TIME. CRAZY MESSY BEAUTIFUL will be available soon. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. For more information, check out her website:

Tour-Wide Giveaway

- 3 Winners will receive a Signed Copy of Crazy Messy Beautiful and There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos
- Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

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