Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

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.


  1. Great pick! Can't wait to know more about it. I haven't read her books but definitely looking into them! :)

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    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  2. Even from the small blurb it does sound like it will be a moving story. I love the cover too. Great pick!

  3. An autobuy author very good. Seems as if I need to get to know this author. Love the cover's simplicity too. Great pick!

  4. Very interesting book I have added it to my TBR pile.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Short blurb, but can already tell it will be a very powerful story!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

  6. I'm so curious about this book...I'll definitely be looking forward to more info :)

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  7. Great pick! This books sounds really interesting. I can't wait to read it!

  8. I haven't read anything by Laura Wiess but her books sound good.

  9. Never read any of her books, but this looks good. I'll have to check some of her books out.

  10. Must try this one,very interesting.

  11. I've been seeing this one around a few blogs. Looks good!

    That's What Liz Read

  12. Okay, why didn't I pick this?! Definitely next week! I just finished Such a Pretty Girl last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Also, the cover on this is beautiful. Will for sure be buying this one!
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