7.24.2010

Review and Giveaway: Get Real by Mara Rockliff


"Can you change the world with your wallet? You already do. In this frank, teen-friendly manifesto, Mara Rockliff reveals what you’re really buying when you spend your money on a cell phone, a cheap t-shirt, or fast food—and shows the way to better choices, both for people and the planet.Start seeing the world for real, and discover how you can make a difference. You’ve got buying power—now let’s see you change the world for good!"


My thoughts:
Get Real is very eye-opening! I appreciate that Mara Rockliff doesn't sugar coat the reality of modern consumerism. She gets straight to the point and presents a variety of shocking facts about the products we buy - where they come from and where they end up.

In my opinion, Get Real does an excellent job appealing to teenagers not only in the matter of fact tone, but also in the attention-grabbing design and graphics. Get Real has in-text features of "Rebels with a Cause" about teens that have taken a stand are great for inspiring other teens to get involved, and they keep the overall focus positive. Although written with teens in mind, Get Real has something to offer for a much larger audience. I highly recommend it!

Buy It: You can find Get Real at your local bookstore or on Amazon.com.


Win It: One reader will win a copy of Get Real by Mara Rockliff. To enter, leave a comment below about something you've learned along the way on your eco-friendly journey.


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The giveaway ends August 8th at 11:59pm CT. One winner will be selected using random.org and notified by email. The winner must respond to the email within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to readers in the US.


Disclosure: I received a copy of Get Real from Running Press in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This post is based on my own personal opinions and experiences. Thank you Running Press for sponsoring this review and giveaway!

15 comments:

  1. I learned that eco-friendly isn't always "expensive" - sometimes it is the better option for both your health and your walet.

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  2. @busyworkingmama follows you on twitter

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  3. It does not take long recycle, just a small effort and it becomes habit. We love to eat local too!

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  4. I've definitely learned that going green rarely costs more in the long run. Most of the time, it saves you quite a bit of money. So many people think that to go green you have to buy all sorts of expensive things. Not true!

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  5. I've learned to think before I shop, to buy the more green product. Every purchase does matter.

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  6. I like Cheap and Creative on facebook.

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  7. I entered the Eco-Foil pan giveaway today.

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  8. I've learned that if you decide to wait a day or more before you buy something, you may determine you don't need it after all! Many people make impulse buys!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. I am an e-mail subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. I voted for you at Top Mommy Blogs.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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