Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm "Waiting on":

Where it Began
By Anne Redisch Stampler
Release Date: March 6, 2012

A teen’s world comes crashing down in this compulsively readable YA debut that’s as literary as it is commercial.Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving—and without a single memory of the accident that landed her there. But what she can recall, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the crash.

As Gabby describes her transformation from Invisible Girl to Trendy Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know that Gabby does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why has Gabby been left to take the fall?
As she peels back the layers of her life, Gabby begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex...and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be.


Rachel said...

This sounds like a good contemporary. Great pick!


test said...

Where it began sounds really good, I love contemps and I think ill be picking this one when it comes out! Awesome pick!

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ChristasBooks said...

This sounds like a really heavy, but good read. I'll definitely be keeping my eye out for it.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a good contemporary. Thanks for sharing it.

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Michelle Madow said...

Sounds intense and really good! Gorgeous cover.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good choice, enjoy!

Dominique said...

hmm, haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds good!

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Lisa Mandina said...

This sounds like a good contemporary novel, I know students of mine who would love it. New follower. Check out my WOW here:

A Beautiful Madness said...

This sounds excellent! Can't wait to read it. Great pick!
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Anonymous said...

I like the sound of this and it is a contemporary, which I want to read more of. Good choice!

Safari Poet

Ann Stampler said...

I'm so happy to see Where It Began as your Waiting on Wednesday choice. As we get closer and closer to the March 6 release date, I'm holding my breath in the hope that readers will welcome the book into the world. Seeing it here is wonderful. Thanks so much!