Chris Ledbetter Drawn

ISBN 13: 9781772333763

Drawn

4.18 avg rating
( 74 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781772333763: Drawn

Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron hopes he can win her heart through art. After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah’s life is. Following a tense run-in with Farrah’s father, she forbids Cameron to speak to her again, but Cameron’s convinced there’s more behind the request. To impress Farrah, Cameron sketches her portrait into a mysterious sketchbook. He nearly jumps from his skin when the sketch moves and communicates with him. Farrah is now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her sucked her real-life’s soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book. If he fails... they both die.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Author:

How did I concoct the concept for the book Drawn? 
At the time I generated the idea for Drawn, I hadn't seen or read any stories of or relating to art. I wanted to write a story that had art as the centerpiece, the interplay of art and the artist. Art isn't widely touched upon, or at least not to my knowledge, in YA fiction. 
 

Basically all of my stories begin as a "what if?" In the first "what if" regarding Drawn, and since I'm an amateur artist myself, I just sat around thinking what would happen if sketched pictures were to move and come alive kind of like that 1980's music video for Aha's Take On Me? And what would happen to the sketches if I closed the book and they descended into their own world?
I have always had an appreciation for fine art. I LOVED my humanities classes in college! And I've also always loved Michelangelo and Da Vinci. In particular, Da Vinci's mind is brilliant! And speaking of... while I was drafting Drawn, the television series, Da Vinci's Demons came on and that influenced my idea of basing Terra Sempre (the world within the sketchbook) on a Tuscan village circa the Renaissance.
Once the overall artistic concept was sketched out (no pun intended), then I needed to develop the overall story for the characters. Their journey was more or less influenced by my romantic experiences in middle school and high school in North Carolina. But then I tailored the story to feel native to Wilmington.
So, if you like art with a side of romance and adventure, check out Drawn.

Review:

FROM KIRKUS"Ledbetter successfully makes his fantastic premise very believable... Inventive, fast-paced fantasy with imaginative settings and engaging characters." ~ Kirkus Reviews
FROM USATODAY"From the start, I was intrigued with the rare sighting of a young adult male action hero... then, with a quick flip of the switch... Ledbetter takes an innovative turn, with the right amount of creative risk, to amp the story with action-driven, suspenseful, mysterious and romantic elements... my last wish is that this fantasy adventure hasn't ended."  ~ Michelle Monkou, USATODAY-HEA Blog

FROM BTS BOOK REVIEW"Stunning! Each word was vividly woven together, creating a brilliant read... YA lovers, look no further for your next read!" ~BTS Book Review

"Chris Ledbetter reminds us that teenage love doesn't have the cynical checklists and baggage many adults carry around. He handles the emotions of a young person experiencing grief and pining for love in a graceful and captivating manner. Unique and realistic. I loved this book."~Leah Grant

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ledbetter, Chris
Published by Evernight Teen 6/3/2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 177233376X ISBN 13: 9781772333763
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Evernight Teen 6/3/2015, 2015. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Drawn. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781772333763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Chris Ledbetter
Published by Evernight Teen, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 177233376X ISBN 13: 9781772333763
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Evernight Teen, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron hopes he can win her heart through art. After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah s life is. Following a tense run-in with Farrah s father, she forbids Cameron to speak to her again, but Cameron s convinced there s more behind the request. To impress Farrah, Cameron sketches her portrait into a mysterious sketchbook. He nearly jumps from his skin when the sketch moves and communicates with him. Farrah is now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her sucked her real-life s soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book. If he fails. they both die. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781772333763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ledbetter, Chris
ISBN 10: 177233376X ISBN 13: 9781772333763
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781772333763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Chris Ledbetter
Published by Evernight Teen, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 177233376X ISBN 13: 9781772333763
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Evernight Teen, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron hopes he can win her heart through art. After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah s life is. Following a tense run-in with Farrah s father, she forbids Cameron to speak to her again, but Cameron s convinced there s more behind the request. To impress Farrah, Cameron sketches her portrait into a mysterious sketchbook. He nearly jumps from his skin when the sketch moves and communicates with him. Farrah is now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her sucked her real-life s soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book. If he fails. they both die. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781772333763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Chris Ledbetter
Published by Evernight Teen
ISBN 10: 177233376X ISBN 13: 9781772333763
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Evernight Teen. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 282 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.2in. x 0.7in.Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron hopes he can win her heart through art. After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrahs life is. Following a tense run-in with Farrahs father, she forbids Cameron to speak to her again, but Camerons convinced theres more behind the request. To impress Farrah, Cameron sketches her portrait into a mysterious sketchbook. He nearly jumps from his skin when the sketch moves and communicates with him. Farrah is now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her sucked her real-lifes soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book. If he fails they both die. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781772333763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ledbetter, Chris
Published by Evernight Teen
ISBN 10: 177233376X ISBN 13: 9781772333763
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Evernight Teen. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 177233376X Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781772333763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ledbetter, Chris
ISBN 10: 177233376X ISBN 13: 9781772333763
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781772333763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.90
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Chris Ledbetter
Published by Evernight Teen (2015)
ISBN 10: 177233376X ISBN 13: 9781772333763
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Evernight Teen, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M177233376X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ledbetter, Chris
Published by Evernight Teen (2017)
ISBN 10: 177233376X ISBN 13: 9781772333763
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Evernight Teen, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P11177233376X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds