“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 pick this week:
Something Like Normal
By: Trish Doller
Release Date: June 19, 2012
A powerful debut novel about a young Marine’s return home from Afghanistan and the new life and love he finds while fending off the ghosts of war.
When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.
His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.
Why I’m Waiting: This one sounds really serious and intense and it just looks so so good. And it has a male protagonist, which is so refreshing in YA lit. Plus, I absolutely adore love stories where the characters have some sort of not-so-great history. Can’t wait to read it!
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?