30 December 2009

"Waiting on" Wednesday(6)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's a time when we can share which books we are eagerly waiting to be released. To participate, hop on over to Jill's blog and leave your link so we can all share in the fun. This week I selected:


Title: The Beautiful Between

Author: Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Pages: 192

Release date: 11 May 2010

If high school were a fairy-tale kingdom, Connelly Sternin would be Rapunzel, locked not in a tower by a wicked witch but in a high-rise apartment building by the SATs and college applications—and by the secrets she keeps. Connelly's few friends think that her parents are divorced—but they're not. Connelly's father died when she was two, and she doesn't know how.

If Connelly is the Rapunzel of her school, Jeremy Cole is the crown prince, son of a great and rich New York City family. So when he sits down next to her at lunch one day, Connelly couldn't be more surprised. But Jeremy has a tragic secret of his own, and Connelly is the only one he can turn to for help. Together they form a council of two, helping each other with their homework and sharing secrets. As the pair's friendship grows, Connelly learns that it's the truth, not the secrets, that one must guard and protect. And that between friends, the truth, however harsh, is also beautiful.

This sounds like a really great book and it can be used for anyone who is participating in the Debut Author Challenge hosted by The Story Siren!

6 comments:

Melissa said...

oooohhh this sounds excellent!

Lily said...

Wow that does sound good, another one to add to the growing list of books to read in 2010 =D

Book Monster said...

I'm hooked!! I'M TOTALLY, HOOKED :) *starts crying* why is may so far away?

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

OH MY GOD, I definitely need to read this one! I love modern takes on fairy tales, so there is no doubt in my mind that I will buy this. Awesome pick! :)

Kelly Moran said...

sounds awesome!
great blog. i love your layout. i'm following you now. feel free to pop into mine. i have all things books!
~K
xo

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

This sounds good and I just put it on my list!

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