Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is All You Get is Me by Yvonne Prinz, coming December 21 from HarperTeen.
Summary: What happens when a city girl is transplanted onto a ramshackle organic farm in the middle of nowhere? Everything.
Sixteen-year-old Roar has been yanked from her city life and suddenly she’s a farm girl, albeit a reluctant one, selling figs at the farmers' market and developing her photographs in a rickety shed. And then she witnesses a crime that will throw the whole community into an uproar. Caught among the lure of a troublemaking friend, her love for a brooding boy, and her complicated feelings about her father’s human rights crusade, Roar is going to have to tackle it all. And with a camera around her neck, she’s capturing it all, too.
Yvonne Prinz and her novel The Vinyl Princess have ignited the teen blogosphere and entertainment media. Once again, she’s taken the pulse of culture and emerged with a book that is timely, quirky, and unforgettable.
My Thoughts: I love the small town setting, especially for how Roar (who's name I love) will have to adjust to it. Add in the crime angle, which will throw any small town into a huge to do, and that alone seems to have plenty of basis for a strong plot. Add in the troublemaking friend and brooding boy... oh yes. Recipe for awesome, I think. Though some might say photography in YA is getting cliche, I think it really can add a lot and I'm definitely interested to see how Prinz uses it here. This is also a cover that grabs my eye, particularly with the girl taking our picture.