Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Girl Defective by Simmone Howell

"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:

Girl Defective
by Simmone Howell
Published by
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date:  September 2, 2014
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(from Edelweiss)

In the tradition of High Fidelity and Empire Records, this is the literary soundtrack to Skylark Martin’s strange, mysterious, and extraordinary summer. This is the story of a wild girl and a ghost girl; a boy who knew nothing and a boy who thought he knew everything.

It’s a story about Skylark Martin, who lives with her father and brother in a vintage record shop and is trying to find her place in the world. It’s about ten-year-old Super Agent Gully and his case of a lifetime. And about beautiful, reckless, sharp-as-knives Nancy. It’s about tragi-hot Luke, and just-plain-tragic Mia Casey. It’s about the dark underbelly of a curious neighborhood. It’s about summer, and weirdness, and mystery, and music.

And it’s about life and death and grief and romance. All the good stuff.

Why I'm Waiting 
  • This title was originally published in Australia and it will finally be published in the U.S. I added this to my wishlist in January 2013, but I don't mind waiting just a little while longer.
  • Nomes' review on inkcrush confirms that this is a must read for me
  • It's compared to High Fidelity and Empire Records where music plays a large role in the story. 
  • Oh and it is described as "weird".

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