Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday/ Girl Parts by John M. Cusick

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week my pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

ISBN: 9780763649302
Author: Cusick, John
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject: Technology, Social Issues - Adolescence, Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Publication Date:August 2010
David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David's parents present him with a hot Companion bot designed to encourage healthy bonds and treat his dissociative disorder, he can't get enough of luscious redheaded Rose — and he can't get it soon. Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Parted from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up, knowing Rose isn't real. With Charlie's help, the ideal companion is about to become her own best friend. In a stunning and hilarious debut, John Cusick takes rollicking aim at internet culture and our craving for meaningful connection in an uberconnected world. (Publisher's comments from Amazon)

John Cusick is writer and a literary agent and this is his debut novel. Here is a book trailer too, which I thought was cute.

What are you waiting for?


Tina said...

Awesome blurb. This reminds me of a movie my friends and I watched before. :D Adding this to my wishlist. :)

Chachic said...

Pretty interesting premise!

Rhiana said...

Wow this sounds good. I definitely agree that we are loosing the ability to make 'real' relationships. Great pick Jan.

Lara said...

Oh this sounds really interesting- I'd love to see how it all works out for Rose, Charlie and David (and how they manage to tie in altogether)- definitely adding this to my Bookdepository wishlist (now I just have to wait for the damn Aussie dollar to go up so I can actually buy all of them!)

Melanie said...

I just added this one to my wish list a couple days ago; it sounds really interesting!

Violet said...

Fun WoW choice! Girl Parts definitely has an interesting premise & the potential to be both hilarious and insightful. :)

thebookfairyhaven said...

Wow - what a fun, interesting and unusual choice. This is the first time I've heard of this book and I think it could be a really, really good read. I'm definitely adding it to my wish list.

Meagh said...

That sounds like an interesting book and fits very well with all the technology stuff going on in our society today, great pick!

Jessica Lawlor said...

This looks really interesting!

bclement412 said...

I'm DYING for this one too!!

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