So, I’ve never done a Waiting On Wednesday post before but I thought I would give it a shot. Especially since there are so many fantastic sounding books coming out in 2013! Here we go:
This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick?
Fat Angie by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
Release Date: March 12th, 2013
Her sister was captured in Iraq, she’s the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything?
Angie is broken — by her can’t-be-bothered mother, by her high-school tormenters, and by being the only one who thinks her varsity-athlete-turned-war-hero sister is still alive. Hiding under a mountain of junk food hasn’t kept the pain (or the shouts of “crazy mad cow!”) away. Having failed to kill herself — in front of a gym full of kids — she’s back at high school just trying to make it through each day. That is, until the arrival of KC Romance, the kind of girl who doesn’t exist in Dryfalls, Ohio. A girl who is one hundred and ninety-nine percent wow! A girl who never sees her as Fat Angie, and who knows too well that the package doesn’t always match what’s inside. With an offbeat sensibility, mean girls to rival a horror classic, and characters both outrageous and touching, this darkly comic anti-romantic romance will appeal to anyone who likes entertaining and meaningful fiction.
Why am I looking forward to Fat Angie?
I’m really intrigued by the premise. I feel that there are several issues that can be tackled within the pages including bullying, teenage suicide, depression, sexuality, and eating disorders. It really feels like it will be a perfect book for the times. I’m also excited to read about the bond between Angie, and KC Romance. This definitely sounds like a book that could stick with you for a while.
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So, what are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments!
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.