Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky

38769727The summer before her junior year, paleontology geek Natalie Page lands a coveted internship at an Ice Age dig site near Austin. Natalie, who’s also a plus-size fashion blogger, depends on the retro style she developed to shield herself from her former bullies, but vintage dresses and perfect lipstick aren’t compatible with prospecting for fossils in the Texas heat. But nothing is going to dampen Natalie’s spirit — she’s exactly where she wants to be, and she gets to work with her hero, a rock-star paleontologist who hosts the most popular paleo podcast in the world. And then there’s Chase the intern, who’s seriously cute, and Cody, a local boy who’d be even cuter if he were less of a grouch.

It’s a summer that promises to be about more than just mammoths.

Until it isn’t.

When Natalie’s hero turns out to be anything but, and steals the credit for one of her accomplishments, Nat has to unearth the confidence she needs to stand out in a field dominated by dudes. To do this, she’ll have to let her true self shine, even if that means defying all the rules for the sake of a major discovery.

Mammoth by Jill Bagunchinsky

One thought on “Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky

  1. Hallo, Hallo Ms McGinnis!

    I’m wicked thrilled to bits I spied the s/o via Twitter from Ace of Bens for this lovely bookaway, today! 🙂 I am always on the hunt for #newtomeauthors and new STORIES I might find are wicked brill for filling a niche of interest! I grew up wanting to dig up fossils myself, until I realised a few slight issues in pursuing the field: a) lack of funding for academic research and/or professional pursuits outside of academia b) overcompensated for my dyslexia but never slayed the issues faced in mathematics and c) I had not idea how political being a girl in a Science field had become and at the time, I wasn’t sure I wanted to pursue it anymore.

    I still have a healthy interest in Science and continue to be self-educated in the topics and fields of my choice – therefore, this is definitely a #mustread for me all the way round! I also love the pro-positive approach to telling a real girl’s story – as too often I think girls get the wrong impression about body weight/shape, self-esteem and how at the heart of who we are, we have to remember to feel positive about ourselves first and to build a barrier of truth round us to where when the snark & the haters start to attack, we can (hopefully) remember how #awesomesauce we really are just by being ‘us’.

    Being bullied throughout my life (child/adulthood) I definitely stand behind stories of overcoming social conflicts and for remaining true to yourself. Thanks for shining such a positive light on this title and for blessing us with the bookaway!

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