Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes, coming May 8, 2012 from Candlewick.
Paige Sheridan has the perfect life. She's pretty, rich, and popular, and her spot on the homecoming court is practically guaranteed. But when a night of partying ends in an it-could-have-been-so-much worse crash , everything changes. Her best friends start ignoring her, her boyfriend grows cold and distant, and her once-adoring younger sister now views her with contempt. The only bright spot is her creative writing class, led by a charismatic new teacher who encourages students to be true to themselves. But who is Paige, if not the homecoming princess everyone expects her to be? In this arresting and witty debut, a girl who was once high-school royalty must face a truth that money and status can't fix, and choose between living the privileged life of a princess, or owning up to her mistakes and giving up everything she once held dear.
My Thoughts: I admit it, I am a sucker for a "fall from grace" kind of story, and the girl who has it all suddenly not having it... well. There ya go. I want to know why her friends all treat her how they do, and I want to see how she gets past everything. I want to know what she has to own up to... and how it all turns out. This book sounds like the perfect mix of fun and intense, and I so cannot wait! Not to mention, the cover is so simple and appealing, with quite a bit of hope inherently in it. Now to get my hands on this book...