Waiting on Wednesday: The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!

The Great American WhateverPublisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Author: Tim Federle

Release date: March 29, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

From the award-winning author of Better Nate Than Ever comes a laugh-out-loud sad YA debut that’s a wry and winning testament to the power of old movies and new memories—one unscripted moment at a time.

Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before Annabeth was killed in a car accident.

Enter Geoff, Quinn’s best friend who insists it’s time that Quinn came out—at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy—a hot one—and falls hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending—if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.

Why I’m excited: I’m excited because I want to join Quinn on this journey – a journey from being in a shell to being himself. I feel like it’s going to be an emotional, funny (if it’s anything like his MG books), silly, wonderful journey. Also, I’m kind of assuming we’re actually going to get parts of Quinn’s imaginary screenplay because you guys know how much I love alternate storytelling methods! It’ll be interesting to see Federle’s first foray into YA as well. Also, love that title!

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