If you're not sure what's about to happen, let me explain...
Hilary T. Smith wrote an amazing book called Wild Awake. Hilary and I disagree on which character in the book is best. I think the main character, Kiri, is. She thinks the NOT main character, Skunk, is (yeah...Skunk, I know).
So, I challenged her to a rap battle. Although it won't be much of a challenge for me.
I've asked some of Hilary's friends to be near her with access to a phone in case of an emergency. I don't want to ruin Wild Awake's book birthday by sending Hilary to the ER with a case of TOO MUCH AWESOMENESS ringing in her ears.
If you haven't read Wild Awake, you should. It's my favorite contemporary YA novel of all time.
Ok, here's the deal: I'll start the rap battle at the end of this post. In the comments section, Hilary will try to respond. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED to join in! Hilary has some signed copies of Wild Awake to give away to whoever she thinks lays down the best rhymes. I'll be looking for the same thing, except my prize is a Chipotle Ecard. If you win either of these, we'll let you know in the comments section of the blog under your comment. If you win, @ us on Twitter and we'll get you your prize.
*Takes shirt off (ignoring screams of terror) revealing fake "gangsta" tattoos drawn with sharpies.
*Loosens belt *Pants sag, revealing Luna Lovegood boxers.
*Turns hat backwards, then can't remember if that's cool, so turns hat back to the front, then gets frustrated and turns hat backwards again.
Hilary and Skunk, going to the shed,
to try an get a helmet on Skunk's BIG FAT HEAD.
She tries and she tries, but his head is to thick,
too bad he can't say the same about his tiny little...brain.
(get yo mind out the gutta, succas!)