1/16/2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday #6: Dear Life, You Suck


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that features upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on.

My pick this week is...

Title: Dear Life, You Suck
Author: Scott Blagden
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Expected Publication: March 26th, 2013

Synopsis: “The shrinkadinks think I have a screw loose. Ain’t playing with a full deck. Whacked-out wiring. Missing marbles.” 

Irreverent, foulmouthed seventeen-year-old Cricket is the oldest ward in a Catholic boys’ home in Maine—and his life sucks. With prospects for the future that range from professional fighter to professional drug dealer, he seems doomed to a life of “criminal rapscallinity.” In fact, things look so bleak that Cricket can’t help but wonder if his best option is one final cliff dive into the great unknown. But then Wynona Bidaban steps into his world, and Cricket slowly realizes that maybe, just maybe, life doesn’t totally suck.

Reasons why I want to read this book
1. Title
2. Cover
3. Title
4. Do I really need to explain myself?

What are you waiting on? :-)
If you want to participate in the meme, go to Jill's page to add your post's link.

14 comments:

  1. This sounds really funny but a little gritty as well, maybe a little quirky :)

    New follower!

    My WoW

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    1. I know! I love quirky books, they're nice to read once in a while. ;)

      Thanks, Jade. I'll drop by your blog to check out your WoW :)

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  2. My TBR list is growing so fast! Sounds like one of those funny and quirky but thought provoking books!

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    1. Mine too! I love that I found this on Goodreads. ;)

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  3. Thanks for the mention, Isabel. I hope you enjoy it. BTW, "gritty" is an understatement. But the boy has heart.
    All my best,
    Scott

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    1. Hi Scott! Thanks for checking it out! I can't wait to read your book. ;-)

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  4. This sounds wonderful. Let's hear it for that title! Thanks for the introduction.

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  5. This one sounds really unique. Funny, but emotional at the same time. I'll have to check out more about it. Great pick!

    Alise @ Readers In Wonderland
    My WoW

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    1. It does, right? Thanks Alise! I'll check out your WoW too!

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  6. I've nominated you for the Liebster blog award!

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    1. Thanks! I'll answer the questions as soon as I can. ;)

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