Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted at Breaking the Spine

Hey guys! It is time for another Waiting on Wednesday! This week’s pick I recently added to my TBR, but I cannot wait to grab a copy because it deals with some very relevant issues to today’s society! Definitely looking forward to finding out how the author tackles the subject!

just a girl

Just a Girl by Carrie Mesrobian

Expected Publication: March 28th 2017 by Harper Collins

Taking a hard look at the societal conventions that constrain teenage girls, William C. Morris Award finalist Carrie Mesrobian tells one girl’s story with bracing honesty and refreshing authenticity.

By her senior year of high school, Rianne has exhausted all the fun there is to have in small town Wereford, Minnesota. Volleyball season is winding down, the parties all feel tired, and now that she’s in a serious relationship with reformed player Luke Pinsky, her wild streak has ended. Not that she ever did anything more than the guys her age did…but she knows what everyone thinks of her.

Including her parents. Divorced but now inexplicably living together again, Rianne wonders why they’re so quick to point out every bad choice she’s making when they can’t even act like adults. With an uncomfortable home life and her once-solid group of friends now dissolving, the reasons for sticking around after high school are few. So why is Rianne in lockstep when it comes to figuring out her future?

That’s not the only question Rianne can’t answer. Lately she’s been wondering why, when she has a perfect-on-paper boyfriend, she wants anything but. Or how it is that Sergei, a broken-English-speaking Russian, understands her better than anyone who’s known her all her life? And why has Rianne gotten stuck with an “easy girl” reputation for doing the same exact things guys do without any judgment? Carrie Mesrobian, acclaimed author of Sex & Violence and Cut Both Ways, sets fire to the unfair stereotypes and contradictions that persist even in the twenty-first century. 

Definitely looks like an interesting read, and I can’t wait to see how this author deals with the issues this society has with women acting like men!

What are you guys waiting for? Feel free to leave links and comments and I will check them all out!

13 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday

  1. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    This actually sounds really interesting and I am definitely going to have to add it to my to-read list. There seem to be a few themes that may be challenging to write but I’m interested to see how the author does it!
    Great picks! 🙂

  2. Petra says:

    I hadn’t heard of this before, but it sounds really interesting. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! 🙂
    Here’s my WoW

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