Thursday, June 4, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday

Sorry about the late W.O.W post! I'll try to post them on time!
This week, I cannot wait for...
Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
Release Date: August 11, 2009
Summary From Amazon: "Ellie remembers how the boys kissed her. Touched her. How theybegged for more. And when she gave it to them, she felt loved. For awhile anyway. So when Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life, leads her from a party to the backseat of his van, Ellie follows. But their "one-time thing" is far from perfect: Ellie gets pregnant. Josh reacts with shame and heartbreak, while their confidantes, Caleb and Corinne, deal with their own complex swirl of emotions. No matter what Ellie chooses, all four teenagers will be forced to grow up a little faster as a result. Told alternately from each character’s point of view, this deeply insightful novel explores the aftershocks of the biggest decision of one fragile girl’s life — and the realities of leaving innocence behind. "

To by quite honest, the cover is what really caught my attention. And, then, once I read the summary, it sounded quite intruiging. Jumping Off Swings sounds like a true coming of age story, and and haunting one as well. I hope to read this soon!


Thao said...

Such a great combo right? I love the cover and the story :D

robin_titan said...

I can't wait for this one either!

Love the new layout, try and keep it this time!! :)

katie said...

I just got this last week and I can't wait to read it. The cover is what attracted me too. Great choice!