Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Author: Becky Albertalli
Release date: April 7, 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
Why I’m excited: I hadn’t heard of this one until the Decatur Book Festival, where I got an ARC of the book. I think it sounds really interesting. All of the reviews on Goodreads have rated it quite highly and said that the voice is really authentic. I love authentic voices in young adult literature. And “messy dynamics”? Sounds right up my alley. Anything that deals with someone figuring out how to not compromise themselves is usually something I like; be yourself, you guys!
What are you excited about?