Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - Holding up the Universe

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is

Summary (by Goodreads)

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.  

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone. 
Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. . . . Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.

Does anyone else who is over 35 feel like this could be a bit of a Breakfast Club remake? Kids from different genres, misunderstood and punished for however they are coping with life? They meet in detention, counseling, community service, some group setting where they need to make amends but in the end discover that they all understand one another and have very similar backgrounds, despite their differences?   I like the cover and I like that this could be a great book for this generation.  Why be a 2D- blueprint when you can stand out from everyone else? (Get it??)
 - Christinabean

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this book around quite a bit! I haven't read anything by this author, though I may change that eventually. Sorry, I also don't The Breakfast Club. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Christinabean. :)

    Check out my WoW post!