Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is Trish Doller's Something Like Normal, coming June 19, 2012 from Bloomsbury.
When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.
His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.
My Thoughts: Okay, I have been excited about this book since last year. Yes. Last year as in 2010. And I was thinking crap, 2012 is SO far away. I am STILL thinking that it is SO far away. But. Male POV... obviously going to hit on some tear your heart out rough stuff... a little romance... some anger, pain and frustration thrown in... oh yes. Perfect Kari book. This is one of those books that I don't read any excerpts, etc for because it will only drive me crazy wanting it. Like, Belltrix Lestrange level crazy. And no one wants that. But seriously. I absolutely cannot wait for this book, and will drop everything to read it, probably straight through, the day I get it. I have no doubt I am going to fall in love with Travis, even if I might want to hit him a few times along the way. Broken boys are my weakness, so bring it on,Travis and Trish. Too bad I've now set off the high level of yearning agony again...