Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

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.

Summary: 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...

25 comments:

  1. Hey lady! Great pick, sounds like something I'd read for a refresher from all my
    I have a couple WOW picks this week! :) stop by?!

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  2. this sound great! Awesome pick:D

    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-17.html

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  3. This book sounds amazing! A great pick.

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  4. Great pick, Kari! I'm so excited for this one as well! I just featured this book as my WoW pick two weeks ago. Definitely worth reading!

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  5. Yeah, I've seen this one around a bit and it looks pretty good. Great choice. And I totally agree, I love a story where the wheel of fortune knocks someone on their butt and they have to figure out what to do about it.

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  6. Something tells me I'll be giving this one to my daughter someday. It just feels like something that would resonate-- and I like the "fall from grace" stuff too.

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  7. This book sounds like it's made for TV. Princesses who have fallen from grace = great drama = great read. Superb pick, Kari! + Points for originality, too (haven't seen anyone else picking it this week..hehe) :)

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    http://thetravelingreader.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/waiting-on-wednesday-4/

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  8. I want to read this one as well! http://moiraethefatesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

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  9. This sounds like my kind of contemporary novel. Liking the fall from grace premise as well. Great pick!

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  10. You're right! It's one of THOSE books, a total must-read from the sound of it. I love popular girls turned something else. And I really like this cover~

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  11. I've been hearing about this for quite a while now. And I agree, it sounds like an awesome book and the cover's cute! Great pick!! :D

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  12. CONTEMPORARY! :D


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    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  13. We all make mistakes and like to think we can fix them. sounds like a story that shows the way.

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  14. Haven't heard of this one. Hope you love it once it releases!

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    Old Follower :)

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  15. I have this on my TBR list as well it sounds so good! Great pick!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  16. Have not heard of this book. Sounds interesting.
    Here's my post

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  17. I hadn't heard of this one, but I like how it sounds. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Please check out my WoW!

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  18. Good pick, I haven't seen too much buzz for this one so I'm glad to see someone talking about it! :)

    My WoW at Esther's Ever After

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  19. I have not seen this one before but it does sound really interesting. Great pick!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  20. Haven't heard of this before. It sounds wonderful. Great pick!

    Pam @ jellylovesbooks

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  21. Sounds great, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday_09.html

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  22. This one sounds right up my alley! I really like the simplicity of the cover, too. So the wishlist grows :0)

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  23. Contemporay fiction is not my forte but i like the plot i kinda want to read what happens to her, great pick

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