Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: You

 
Waiting on Wednesdays is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
 
I don't do these enough, but I had to share this book with everyone. I'm anxiously awaiting the release of You by Charles Benoit and I'm hoping this little note from the author has you itching for it as well.
 
A note from the author:
It's easy to forget that we spend our early teens afraid. We're afraid of fitting in, standing out, or being ignored. We worry that we'll never get a date, never get into college, and never amount to anything. Just like everyone predicts.

It's also easy to discount these fears. Looking back, it seems impossible that we would have stayed awake all night worrying about what someone else thought of our clothes or that we ever doubted our abilities, our potential. But that's only because we know how the story ends.

I wanted to write a book that started with these fears as givens, bottling them in tight and capping them off with that artificial indifference genetically required of all teens. Kyle Chase is not a bad kid. He's not a good kid, either. He's a typical kid. He's any kid. And, at one point in your life, he was you.
 
*Note taken from Goodreads
 
You will be released on September 1, 2010

1 comments:

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

This one does sound awesome, I'm definitely looking forward to it. Nice pick! :)

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