"Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by “Breaking the Spine”, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
My Pick This Week
“Living with hope is like rubbing up against a cheese grater. It keeps taking slices off you until there’s so little left, you just crumble.”
Quick-witted, prank-pulling graffiti artist Maxwell Connors is more observant than the average New Middletown teenager. And he doesn’t like what he sees. New Middletown’s children are becoming frighteningly obedient, and their parents and teachers couldn’t be happier. As Max and his friend Dallas watch their classmates transform into model citizens, Max wonders if their only hope of freedom lies in the unknown world beyond New Middletown’s walls, where creativity might be a gift instead of a liability.(Goodreads)
Length: 312 pages
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Release Date: October 1, 2011
Why I’m Waiting
I found this on the LibraryThing advance reader giveaway and loved the idea of a serious Stepford Wives-ish take on teenage existence, because didn't we all feel that way anyway? I really like that it is not only a fight for individuality and personal rights, but Max is trying to save his little sister. I really enjoy books with siblings that love each other, fighting the establishment and adventure with little hopes of survival : )
If you are interested, Cahterine Austin is also giving out two ARC's on her Goodreads page.
So what are you waiting for this week?