Waiting On Wednesday(13)

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Wednesday, we meet again…

I Am Waiting On:

Until It Hurts to StopUntil it Hurts to Stop by Jennifer R. Hubbard
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Expected Release Date: September 12th 2013
Synopsis: When you can’t trust anyone, how can you ever feel safe?

In seventh grade, Maggie Camden was the class outcast. Every day, the other girls tripped her, pinched her, trapped her in the bathroom, told her she would be better off dead. Four years have passed since then, and Maggie’s tormentors seem to have moved on. The ringleader of them all, Raleigh Barringer, even moved out of town. But Maggie has never stopped watching for attacks, and every laugh still sounds like it’s at her expense. The only time Maggie feels at peace is when she’s hiking up in the mountains with her best friend, Nick. Lately, though, there’s a new sort of tension between the two of them—a tension both dangerous and delicious. But how can Maggie expect anything more out of Nick when all she’s ever been told is that she’s ugly, she’s pathetic, she’s unworthy of love? And how can she ever feel safe, now that Raleigh Barringer is suddenly—terrifyingly—back in town?

Why I Need It: This seems like such a sad book! But it also seems like a book that contains some very important messages within its pages.

FangirlFangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Expected Release Date: September 10th 2013
Synopsis: A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?

Why I Need It: Fanfiction? Love? Coming of age? I already love it!

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7 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday(13)

  1. Both of those look so great! The second one especially unique – I’ve never read a book about fanfiction before… the fact that it includes a protagonist going off to college makes me want to read it even more. Nice choices!

  2. Oh, both of these books look interesting. Of course I’m also interested in Fangirl just because I haven’t read anything by Rainbow Rowell, and she seems to be quite popular in the YA world so I want to fix that! The first book definitely looks emotional and important, which is usually my kind of book. If you make me cry I love you long time! (Unless it’s tears because the book is so bad… but that hasn’t happened… yet.)

    • Rainbow Rowell seems like the author to watch out for this year. I have been seeing reviews for her book Eleanor & Park everywhere!

      And yes, Until It Hurts to Stop seems very emotional. It’s funny how I say I read books for escapism and then read books that make me bawl my eyes out.

      I have never cried because a book was so bad… Hopefully that never happens. Wasting tears over a bad books is something that I never want to do.

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