Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release Date: August 7, 2012

A teen embarks on the road trip of a lifetime in this authentic, beautifully written debut novel. 

Lemon grew up with Stella, a single mom who wasn’t exactly maternal. Stella always had a drink in her hand and a new boyfriend every few months, and when things got out of hand, she would whisk Lemon off to a new town for a fresh beginning. Now, just as they are moving yet again, Lemon discovers that she is pregnant from a reckless encounter—with a guy Stella had been flirting with. 

On the verge of revisiting her mother’s mistakes, Lemon struggles to cope with the idea of herself as a young unmarried mother, as well as the fact that she’s never met her own father. Determined to have at least one big adventure before she has the baby, Lemon sets off on a cross-country road trip, intending not only to meet her father, but to figure out who she wants to be. 

Lyrical and moving prose from an original voice whose writing Judy Blume calls “luminous” deftly depicts the nuanced conflicts of early motherhood and the search for identity. (Goodreads)

I don't usually read a lot of contemporary, but after I read an excerpt of the book at The Story Siren, I knew it was for me. I was completely sucked into the story, and Lemon really drew me into her life. I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this book!

Available for pre-order! Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Be sure to add it to your TBR list on Goodreads!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. not a fan of the cover but i read excerpt too and agree with you.
    MY WoW

  2. I actually kinda like the cover - it's a nice break from skinny girls in evening gowns! :-)

  3. Old follower hopping through. I do love the cover. It's so unique and like Kayla Beck said, yay, not a skinny girl in a dress with some fancy font. :)

    Patricia // My WOW

  4. This book does sound good! Thanks for highlighting it!



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