Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (35)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Inconvenient by Margie Gelbwasser
November 28, 2010/Flux

Welcome to Glenfair, New Jersey’s Little Moscow, where fifteen-year-old Alyssa Bondar lives with her Russian-born, Jewish parents. In their culture, drinking is as traditional as blinchiki and piroshkis. So when her mom starts having bad days, it seems like Alyssa’s the only one who notices-or cares.

Alyssa would love to focus on regular stuff like her first kiss with Keith, her cute track team partner-or simply come home without dread of what she might find. But someone has to clean up her mom’s mess. Her dad is steeped in work, the evening news, and denial. Her best friend Lana is busy-shamelessly vying for a place with the popular crowd who ridicule their Russian heritage.

It’s up to Alyssa to save her mom-and her family. But who will be there to catch Alyssa when her mom’s next fall off the wagon drags her down, too?

Why I Want This:
HOW AMAZING does this sound?! I love the fact that it features a Jewish main character where the culture plays apart in the book (I've read some books where the MC is Jewish but the religion and culture isn't necessarily talked about) . AND RUNNING IS INVOLVED! I love books that their is running. This summary mentions track team but another summary I read said cross country team -which is better ;)- but either way it sounds amazing! 


Dazzling Mage said...

Oh, this seems like a great read! Awesome pick! =)

Nina said...

Sounds nice and so sad. Hope she can help her mother, or that the mother helps herself.. :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a book I'd really enjoy. Added it to my list. :)