Waiting on Wednesday is brought to us by Jill at Breaking the Spine. (Saying that always makes me think of Sesame Street. This blog post was brought to you by the letter L and the number 13.)
This week we have two totally different books that I'm waiting on. The first one is:
After by Amy Efaw
(Summary stolen from Reviewer X because I can't find one anywhere else. I also borrowed the picture from there because it too was impossible to find.)
Who would leave their own baby in the trash to die?
Certainly not someone like Devon--a straight-A student, soccer player with Olympic dreams, more mature than her own mother. But desparation and panic drover her to do what most people can't even imagine. Now Devon's in a juvenile detention center, charged with attempted murder. If she's tried as an adult, she faces life in prison.
Does Devon deserve that punishment? Your answer depends on whether you believe her story--that she didn't even know she was pregnant. Was she buried in a denial so deep that she was unable to register the seemingly obvious signs of pregnancy? Or were her actions the result of a more devious, premeditated plan?
One of the reasons I want this so badly is a woman near where I live is being charged with abandoning a child in a Wal-mart bathroom, and I've watched a bunch of shows about woman who didn't know they were pregnant (TLC marathon) so, personally, the denial line irks me enough to make me super curious about it. The cover is gorgeous, too. So simple but striking.
Amazon link to preorder if you want to.
Next up, and much lighter than After, is:
Vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan.
Nothing is beyond Kristi Carmichael’s disdain—her hippie high school, her friend Jacob, her workaholic mom. Yet for all her attitude and her mind-reading abilities, Kristi has a vulnerable side. She can hear the thoughts of her fellow students, calling her fat and gross. She’s hot for Gusty Peterson, one of the most popular guys in school, but of course, she’s sure he thinks she is disgusting. And she’s still mad at her father, who walked out on them two years ago. Soon, a school project brings her together with Gusty, her father comes home and drops a bombshell, and a friend comes out of the closet, and suddenly she is left doubting that she can read people at all.
I think this one sounds really cute, and the cover reminds me of Skye Sweetnam's Myspace (whose music I love as I'm sure you all know).
Summary from amazon.com.
Well, it's almost 7am and I only got four hours of sleep last night, so I'm going to go get some sleep now. Goodnight, all!
Peace and cookies,
(P. S. Pictures too big?)