Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (89)

Waiting on Wednesday is, of course, brought to us by the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Kind of a theme this week. Boy books! Both the books I'm featuring this week have male main characters.

Going Underground by Susan Vaught - To be released September 13th, 2011

Del is a good kid who’s been caught in horrible circumstances. At 17, he’s trying to put his life together after an incident in his past that made him a social outcast—and a felon. As a result, he can’t get into college; the only job he can find is digging graves; and when he finally meets a girl he might fall in love with, there’s a whole sea of complications that threaten to bring the world crashing down around him again. But what has Del done? In flashbacks to Del’s 14th year, we slowly learn the truth: his girlfriend texted him a revealing photo of herself, a teacher confiscated his phone, and soon the police were involved.

Basing her story on real-life cases of teens in trouble with the law for texting explicit photos, Susan Vaught has created a moving portrait of an immensely likable character caught up in a highly controversial legal scenario.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: I don't think this is something I've ever seen in a YA book before. Also, does the cover remind anyone else of Pushing Daisies?

Okay, this one you're going to have to wait a while for, and normally I'd hold off on posting about it a little while longer, but it fit so well with my theme that I couldn't resist.

Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic - To be released January 18th, 2012

I had the dream again. The one where I’m running. I don’t know what from or where to, but I’m scared, terrified really.

Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. But in the short time he has left there’s one thing he can do: He can try to help the people he loves live—even though he never will.

It’s probably hopeless.

But he has to try.

(Summary from goodreads.)

Why I want this: Because I want to know why he won't see his eighteenth birthday!!! Also, I am in love with the car on the cover.

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Peace and cookies,


  1. Going Underground looks good. you're right, it does look different.

  2. I think Going Underground sounds interesting, but something about the blurb throws me off. Never Eighteen looks great though. WHY SO LONG FOR THE WAIT GAH


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