Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (17)

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It features upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.

This week's pick is...

10 Miles Past Normal
Coming March 22, 2011 - Preorder it below

From Goodreads:
Janie Gorman wants to be normal. The problem with that: she's not. She's smart and creative and a little bit funky. She's also an unwilling player in her parents' modern-hippie, let's-live-on-a-goat-farm experiment (regretfully, instigated by a younger, much more enthusiastic Janie). This, to put it simply, is not helping Janie reach that "normal target." She has to milk goats every day . . . and endure her mother's pseudo celebrity in the homemade-life, crunchy mom blogosphere. Goodbye the days of frozen lasagna and suburban living, hello crazy long bus ride to high school and total isolation - and hovering embarrassments of all kinds. The fresh baked bread is good . . . the threat of homemade jeans, not so much.

My thoughts:

I'm going to include an additional blurb from Goodreads which pretty much gives every reason for reading this book. (In case it isn't clear, I bolded them for you :) )

Frances O'Roark Dowell's fierce humor and keen eye make her YA debut literary and wise. In the spirit of John Green and E. Lockhart, Dowell's relatable, quirky characters and clever, fluid writing prove that growing up gets complicated . . . and normal is WAY overrated.

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