Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Paper Covers Rock

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week I'm waiting on:

Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard

Expected publication: June 14, 2011


At the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, Alex and his friend Glenn, who was also at the river, begin weaving their web of lies. Plagued by guilt, Alex takes refuge in the library, telling his tale in a journal he hides behind Moby-Dick. Caught in the web with Alex and Glenn is their English teacher, Miss Dovecott, fresh out of Princeton, who suspects there's more to what happened at the river when she perceives guilt in Alex's writing for class. She also sees poetic talent in Alex, which she encourages. As Alex responds to her attention, he discovers his true voice, one that goes against the boarding school bravado that Glenn embraces. When Glenn becomes convinced that Miss Dovecott is out to get them, Alex must choose between them.

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I am currently madly in love with the realistic contemporary young adult genre. I also feel like I'm a fly being attracted to the light (Delacorte Press/Random House books) lately. So I am sure that I am going to love this book. I love that the blurb here gives us readers some mysterious element to wonder over what happened? And it's making me really want to get my hands on this story!

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  1. This looks like a great pick! I'm going to have to add it to my TBR list. I'm a new follower.

    My WoW!

  2. I hope that when you get your book, it is everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for. Happy Reading.

  3. You don't see a lot of contemporary realistic stuff written with a male lead like this, so it definitely peaked my interest. Looks good.

    Megan @ Read It, See It