“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release (or releases) that we’re eagerly anticipating.
My picks this week:
By: Elisa Ludwig
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple: take from the rich kids at Valley Prep and give to the poor ones.
Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her ultra-exclusive high school is anything but. Bilking her “friends” – known to everyone as the Glitterati – without them suspecting a thing is far from easy. Learning how to pick pockets and break into lockers is as difficult as she’d thought it’d be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are ostracized just for being from the “wrong” side of town, is way more fun than she’d expected.
The complication Willa didn’t expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, Valley Prep’s most notorious (and gorgeous) ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her: evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. There’s no time for crushes and flirting with boys, especially conceited and obnoxious trust-funders like Aidan.
But when the cops start investigating the string of thefts at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could Aidan wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?
This one looks so fun! A modern-day Robin Hood, a conceited and obnoxious love interest (I have a thing for initially obnoxious boys in fiction, even though I’d never date one in real life), and just look at that cover! It’s so PRETTY. And it comes out on my birthday!
Why We Broke Up
By: Daniel Handler (art by Maira Kalman)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 2, 2012
“I’m telling you why we broke up, Ed. I’m writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.”
Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
I’m so excited for this one, it sounds incredible. I can’t wait to find out the story behind each item in the box. And it’s illustrated! How cool will that be?
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?