Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (15)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme event created by Breaking the Spine to help showcase upcoming releases. I first learned about it through WORD for Teens.

I recently attended a webinar hosted by Booklist that showcased upcoming YA titles, so I've got titles for weeks to come!

This week I'm waiting for The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner. I believe the publishers are in the process of revamping the cover, so there's no image available yet (EDIT
: Here it is!)


Summary from Goodreads:
While Nick Gardner’s family is falling apart, his best friend, Scooter, is dying from a freak disease. The Scoot’s final wish is that Nick and their quirky classmate, Jaycee Amato, deliver a prized first-edition copy of Of Mice and Men to the Scoot’s father. There’s just one problem: the Scoot’s father walked out years ago and hasn’t been heard from since. So, guided by Steinbeck’s life lessons, and with only the vaguest of plans, Nick and Jaycee set off to find him.
Characters you’ll want to become friends with and a narrative voice that sparkles with wit make this a truly original coming-of-age story.
This sounds like one of those novels that makes you laugh and cry right along with the characters, I can't wait to read it! The Pull of Gavity is expected to be published on May 10, 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

What are you waiting for?

Enjoy your reading!
Christi

7 comments:

  1. This sounds really good! Like a cross between Gordon Korman, John Green and Chris Crutcher.

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  2. Christi, I am always thrilled to see The Pull of Gravity appear on a librarian list.THANK YOU. And the cover is finally to print. I'd love to send you a copy to post if you email me at g.polisner@gmail.com.

    Katie, included in the advance praise on the back cover none other than one of my favorites, Chris Crutcher (man, I love his books!). :D

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  3. A superb pick! It looks great. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  4. lol! You found it yourself. :)

    Thanks again, Christi. I hope you enjoy the read.

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  5. This sounds really impressive. It's a little bit different than a lot of YA available right now.

    I'm a new follower.
    bethfred.com

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  6. I'm really looking forward to this one too! It looks promising, and I really like the new cover art.

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