• Splintered - AG HowardSplintered
  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #20

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

This week I'm waiting for.....

Uses for Boys
by Erica Lorraine Scheidt

To Be Released on January 15, 2013

From an extraordinary new YA talent comes a debut novel about a girl who turns to boys—until she finally learns to lean on herself.

Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.

Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical, Uses for Boys is a story of breaking down and growing up.

Why I'm waiting:  
The summary kind of reminds me of something along the lines of Ellen Hopkins. A teenager turning to a substance, in this case a boy, for an escape and to get what she needs to be "happy." Then coming to a realization of whats at stake. Can't wait!! My copy is already pre-ordered!

What are you waiting for?


Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I featured this one a month or so ago. The cover is so pretty and I love the girl using boys! LOL

Lisa (Lost in Literature) said...

I'm definitely excited for this one as well. I was going to feature it this week, but chose Alice in Zombieland... so maybe I will feature it next week instead! :)

Lisa @ Lost in Literature
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Amber (Books of Amber) said...

I first heard about this one today, and I can't wait to read it! It sounds really good, with a strong female lead too :D

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Ellen said...

I'm looking forward to this one also. Great pick!
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Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =)

http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Sweet cover :)


Dani Chapman said...

I have not heard of this book but I will be checking it out! Thanks for spotlighting it! Check out my WoW!

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

I can't wait to get hold of this book as well :) a nice pick!

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Michelle Chew said...

This looks interesting! Got to add this to my TBR as well. :)

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