Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday. (5)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.
I am waiting on.....

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles 

Release date: August 11, 2009  Publisher: Candlewick

Ellie remembers how the boys kissed her. Touched her. How they begged for more. And when she gave it to them, she felt loved. For a while anyway. So when Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life, leads her from a party to the backseat of his van, Ellie follows. But their "one-time thing" is far from perfect: Ellie gets pregnant. Josh reacts with shame and heartbreak, while their confidantes, Caleb and Corinne, deal with their own complex swirl of emotions. No matter what Ellie chooses, all four teenagers will be forced to grow up a little faster as a result. Told alternately from each character’s point of view, this deeply insightful novel explores the aftershocks of the biggest decision of one fragile girl’s life — and the realities of leaving innocence behind. 

I know I don't have too long of a wait, although it will probably be on a my wishlist.

What are you waiting on??



Steph Bowe said...

I love the cover of this one. Interesting, four narrators...

Mary said...

I like books told from different points of view. Hope it's as good as it sounds!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

This looks so good!