- "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This 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 2010David 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?