Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (30)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme event created by Breaking the Spine to help showcase upcoming releases. 


This week I'm waiting for And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibesnky.


Here's the summary from Goodreads:

Keek is not having a good summer. She and her boyfriend have just had their Worst Fight Ever (on the subject of her virginity, nonetheless), she’s been betrayed by a best friend, her parents are splitting up, and her mother is on the other side of the country tending to Keek’s newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. Oh, and Keek’s holed up at her grandmother’s technology-barren house with an abysmal case of the chicken pox. In Keek’s words, “Sofa king annoying.” 

With her world collapsing around her, Keek’s only solace comes from rereading Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and typing on an old electric typewriter. Keek—whose snappy narrative voice is darkly humorous and hysterically blunt—must ultimately decide for herself which relationships to salvage, which to set free, and what it means to fall in love.

At first it sounds like this will be a fluffy book about the trials and tribulations of being a teenager. However, the second paragraph leads me to believe this will be quite an insightful novel. I can't wait to read it! And can I just say: “Sofa king annoying.” LOVE. IT.


And Then Things Fall Apart is scheduled to be released on July 26, 2011 by Simon Pulse.


What are you waiting for?
Enjoy your reading!
Christi

6 comments:

  1. Sounds very cute. Love the cover!

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  2. I have never heard of this one but sounds like an excellent beach read. I may have to add it to my wish list.

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  3. excellent choice! I am waiting on it too! And, btw, if you ever get a chance to hear Arlaina read aloud from it, run to where she is reading!

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  4. This was my WOW pick a few weeks ago I can't wait to read it.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-22.html

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  5. Oh, sounds like a good one! And I LOVE the cover. Thanks for sharing!
    http://www.storyboundgirl.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-01.html

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  6. I heard Arlaina read an excerpt when we did the NYC Teen Author Festival panels together, and was captivated. The voice is hilarious. I can't wait to read this!

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