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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (53)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that highlights eagerly anticipated books.

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

Release Date: Dec. 31, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pre-order: Amazon / IndieBound / Barnes & Noble

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.

Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a “term paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change, but doesn’t know how. 

One fateful night their paths cross when Wren, working at her family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall, performs the Heimlich on Gray as he chokes on a cocktail weenie, saving his life literally and figuratively. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

Why can't I wait?
Awkward, hilarious, social misfit falls for popular kid.  I mean, it's all right there in the title.

1 comment:

  1. I love awkward, hilarious characters. It just makes them so realistic and relatable. Fantastic pick! I've been looking for a contemporary for quite awhile.

    Holly @ Absorbing the Content