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December 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday # 31 - The Big Crunch

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

My pick:

Summary from Goodreads
A funny, clear-eyed view of the realities of teenage love from National Book Award winner Pete Hautman.
Jen and Wes do not "meet cute." They do not fall in love at first sight. They do not swoon with scorching desire. They do not believe that they are instant soul mates destined to be together forever.
This is not that kind of love story.
Instead, they just hang around in each other's orbits...until eventually they collide. And even after that happens, they're still not sure where it will go. Especially when Jen starts to pity-date one of Wes's friends, and Wes makes some choices that he immediately regrets.
From National Book Award winner Pete Hautman, this is a love story for people not particularly biased toward romance. But it is romantic, in the same way that truth can be romantic and uncertainty can be the biggest certainty of all.
Pete Hautman
January 1st 2011 by Scholastic Press
Hardcover, 288 pages

I like how it sounds, like real relationships instead of those 'love at first sight' couples we are used to read at YA. And it's going to be release in just a couple of days!


  1. A superb pick! It looks really intereasting. Happy Reading :)
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    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  2. Great pick -- it really sounds charming, and I love that it portrays a romantic relationship in a way that often happens in real life.

  3. What? A YA story with no instant love? Is that even possible? YAY! I would read this one just for that alone:) Love the cover and the entire premise, great pick Gaby!

  4. Gaby sounds like my own life experience with my Husband, cool book pick hope you get it and laugh out loud enjoy it!

    My WWW and WoW this week

    jackie >_<

  5. Terrific pick and one I am excited about too.I think most of us will relate to this one in some way!

  6. I'd like to read this...imagine, a YA love story that doesn't involve love at first site, vampires, or fallen angels who act like complete jerks!

    New follower...

  7. Shadows of a Down East Summer: An Antique Print Mystery
    By Lea Wait
    Publication date: April 1, 2011

    In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim. With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.

  8. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for sharing!

    This week Reading Lark is looking forward to Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles. Check us out:

  9. Cool! Pete Hautman is a great writer. This'll be interesting.

  10. Finally a novel which isn't one of those 'love at first sight' ones.. This goes to my TBR.. Thanks for the share.