Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess, coming June 14 from MTV Books.
Summary: A young woman struggles to escape the shadow of her mother's addiction and neglect in this story from the author of Such a Pretty Girl.
My Thoughts: Okay, I know that isn't a particularly helpful summary but for me, that doesn't matter. Laura Wiess is without a doubt an autobuy for me, and just knowing that premise, and having read her three other books, it's all I need. It's guaranteed to be gritty and raw, emotional and intense, and so catastrophic but beautiful that it will take your breath away. Just think of the basics of this- a parent with addiction, that neglects the teen... a girl trying to figure it out and not get sucked under. Even with a more fleshed out summary, I honestly don't think it'd do any true justice to the full content of this book. I cannot wait, and this is a book I will be using my lunch break for to get to the store and buy. As for the cover, I do like this one. It's simple, it's a mix of light and dark, and I love the expression on the girl's face, and I like that her hair is a little messy on the edges, not quite perfectly put together. While I'm sad it won't match with the covers of her other three books that are much more simple, it's still one that the cover alone would make me pause.