Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Not Exactly a Love Story


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:








Not Exactly a Love Story
by Audrey Couloumbis
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 11, 2012













(from Goodreads)

Fifteen-year old Vinnie isn't having a good year. He's recovering from the worst case of galloping acne his dermatologist's ever seen. His girl moved to California without even saying good-bye. And the ink on his parents divorce papers is barely dry, when his mom announces that they're moving from Queens to Long Island.

The silver lining in all this is that they move next door to Patsy—everyone's dream girl. Not that she'd ever notice him. But when Vinnie calls Patsy one night, it leads to a chain of anonymous midnight conversations. Under the cover of darkness, Vinnie becomes Vincenzo, Patsy's mystery caller, and the two share a side of themselves they would never reveal in daylight and develop a surprisingly real connection (despite the lies it's built on). As Vinnie gets to know Patsy in real life though, it becomes clear both identifies can't survive and he'll have to find a way to hangup the phone and step into the daylight. Fraught with complications and crackling with witty dialogue, and all the angst and electricity that comes with always being just a phone wire away from the one you want, acclaimed author Audrey Couloumbis's YA debut is a smooth-talking Cyrano meets Saturday Night Fever and tells a quirky, flirty, and smart story that will appeal to fans of Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Frank Portman's King Dork, Natalie Standiford's How to Say Goodbye in Robot, and John Green's An Abundance of Katherines. It's not exactly a love story . . . but it's pretty close. 


The title draws me to this one and the comparisons to The Perks of Being a Wallflower and King Dork don't hurt either. This sounds like a really fun story with a lot of heart and all kinds of awkwardness - just what I like.

5 comments:

  1. This isn't in my usual array of genres but it does sound interesting. I hadn't heard of it before so thank you for sharing! ^.^ If you'd like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday post you can do so here. :)

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  2. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

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  3. Sounds good, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-owlet-by-emma.html

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  4. I just got an ARC for this one! It sounds so good! Great pick! Thanks for sharing. :)

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our WoW for this week!

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  5. MaryAnn - I saw this one on NetGalley and wanted it. I'm not requesting any review books now so I'm waiting for December. I hope that it is a good book and that you enjoy it!

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