Waiting on Wednesday is a meme started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's for us bloggers to get pumped about upcoming books. This week I'm waiting on:
Summary: Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they’d rather be. For four high-school seniors, their goals of perfection are just as different as the paths they take to get there. Cara’s parents’ unrealistic expectations have already sent her twin brother Conner spiraling toward suicide. For her, perfect means rejecting their ideals to take a chance on a new kind of love. Kendra covets the perfect face and body—no matter what surgeries and drugs she needs to get there. To score his perfect home run—on the field and off—Sean will sacrifice more than he can ever win back. And Andre realizes to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he’ll be living a life his ancestors would never understand.
Everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses its meaning, how far will you go? What would you give up to be perfect?
A riveting and startling companion to the bestselling Impulse, Ellen Hopkins's Perfect exposes the harsh truths about what it takes to grow up and grow into our own skins, our own selves.
Oh. My. God. That is the prettiest cover I have ever seen in my life. Ellen Hopkins is one of my all-time favorite authors, and I've read all of her books and LOVED them. My two favorites were Identical and Impulse. And actually, Cara's brother Connor was a character in Impulse. I bawled at the end of it, it was so beautiful. (I know, cheasy!) If you haven't read any of her books, then what are you waiting for?! Go get one from the bookstore or library or something! I also know of some people who heard wonderful things about these books, but were afraid of the content. I mean, that's your opinion, but I think people get scared away because they're so raw. But they stay with you. So go read one! What are you waiting on this Wednesday?