Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday
Pink by Lili Wilkinson

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 


Author: Lili Wilkinson
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: Feb. 8, 2011

Ava has a secret. She is tired of her ultracool attitude, ultra-radical politics, and ultrablack clothing. She's ready to try something new—she's even ready to be someone new. Someone who fits in, someone with a gorgeous boyfriend, someone who wears pink.
Transferring to Billy Hughes School for Academic Excellence is the perfect chance to try on a new identity. But just in case things don't work out, Ava is hiding her new interests from her parents, and especially from her old girlfriend. 

Secrets have a way of being hard to keep, though, and Ava finds that changing herself is more complicated than changing her wardrobe. Even getting involved in the school musical raises issues she never imagined. As she faces surprising choices and unforeseen consequences, Ava wonders if she will ever figure out who she really wants to be. 

Humor, heart, and the joys of drama—on- and offstage—combine in Ava's delight-fully colorful journey of self-discovery. (Publisher's summary from Amazon)

This sounds like a really great story. It has enough of a twist that I think it will make for a fun fun read.

What are you waiting for?


25 comments:

Romy @ Lost.in.Stories said...

I love the sound of this book Jan, thanks for bringing this to my attention! Enjoy the rest of your week :)

Reading Lassie said...

This book sounds very fun. I love books with humor, heart and drama. :) Thanks for sharing!

Nomes said...

Oh - I've read this one and it really is brilliant! Just loved it to pieces and stayed up to 4am to finish it off :)

I think you'd really enjoy it - and so thrilled to see an Aussie pick for a Waiting On :)

x

Cynthia said...

I have this one on my list too, great pick!

June G said...

I've never heard of this one. Interesting. Thanks for the heads up.

Melissa said...

I've never heard of this before, but I love the premise and cover! Thanks for pointing it out to me, Jan! Great pick :)

Samita said...

Well it is certainly a refreshing premise! I love the cover.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Christina T said...

What a striking cover! This sounds like a great story. Nice pick!

Jenny said...

Oh I like the sound of this one! There's something really interesting about the cover as well, I love how simple it is. Thanks for sharing, this one is new to me:)

Small Review said...

This one is new to me. Thanks for posting it!

Tara said...

I haven't heard of this book before but I really like the sound of the story. Plus I LOVE the cover! Awesome choice this week and thanks for sharing :)

GABY said...

Sounds like the kind of book I like ;D Ava seems interesting, wanting a boyfriend but having a girlfriend?

Book Sake said...

This one sounds great. So many teens (and people of all ages) go through wanting to reinvent themselves - this could be a lot of fun!

Lisa said...

This sounds really good. Kind of a different twist on 'the popular girl gets tired of her life and wants to rebel.'

Selfcentered said...
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Selfcentered said...

Thats different from my usual reads but it does sound very interesting.

Heres my Waiting on Wednesday.

http://unputdownablebookies.blogspot.com/2010/12/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Great pick. It good to see this Aussie book is going to be released in the States finally. The cover is more attention grabbing than the Aussie one :)

Jessica Lawlor said...

Ohhh, I love the sound of this one! I especially love the conflicting pink and black lipstick; I guess that directly relates to her wanting to change. Awesome pick!

Staci said...

This one does sound cool and who could resist that super awesome cover?

Alison said...

This sounds like fun...could go good or bad depending.

Lizzy said...

This one does sound unique, I'll definitely have to keep an eye out for it. Great pick :)

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Another great choice this week! It does looks like a good story and such an interesting cover!

Julie said...

I've never heard of this book before My TBR list keeps growing! Wonderful, fresh pick!

chelleyreads said...

I've never heard of this book before but it sounds like a really interesting read. Hope you enjoy it Jan:)

-leslie
booksandmakeup.blogspot.com

thebookfairyhaven said...

Oh, another fab new pick to add to my list. Thanks for spotlighting this one :)

 
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