03 April 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Twelve

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: The Princesses of Iowa
Author: M. Molly Backes
Publication Date: 8 May 2012
Summary (courtesy of goodreads.com):
What does it mean to do wrong, when no one punishes you? A smart and unflinching look at friendship, the nature of entitlement, and growing up in the heartland.

Paige Sheridan has the perfect life. She's pretty, rich, and popular, and her spot on the homecoming court is practically guaranteed. But when a night of partying ends in an it-could-have-been-so-much worse crash, everything changes. Her best friends start ignoring her, her boyfriend grows cold and distant, and her once-adoring younger sister now views her with contempt. The only bright spot is her creative writing class, led by a charismatic new teacher who encourages students to be true to themselves. But who is Paige, if not the homecoming princess everyone expects her to be? In this arresting and witty debut, a girl who was once high-school royalty must face a truth that money and status can't fix, and choose between living the privileged life of a princess, or owning up to her mistakes and giving up everything she once held dear.
I feel like drunk driving and car crashes are this spring and summer's vampires/angels/whatever-last-year's-trend-was.  Am I the only one?  Regardless, I'm very excited to read this one.  I tend to love contemporary books that take place in settings completely different from where I live - the third most densely populated metropolitan area in California.  I've built up a pretty great and unfounded-in-real-life love of the South this way, and am excited to expand my adoration to the corn fields of the heartland.  Plus, it's always nice to see the pretty, rich, popular girl learn some life lessons.


  1. Everytime I see your theme I fall in love with it all over again!

    And I agree. It seems car crashes etc. are this year's trend! I seldomly read Contemporaries, but this one sounds good! :)

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  2. I know right?! I totally love how the story sounds and the title. Awesome pick!=D

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  3. I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Love the idea and love the tagline thingy 'I said I read it but I didn't'...I did the same thing but at Uni!

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    This book looks really interesting! Probably wont read it as I have so many books to read right now but I look forward to your review!

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  4. Paige has the perfect life.. It sounds like we first get the story of an annoying spoiled girl who slowly develops in a likeable person :p I sometimes like it, but not always. Still going to read it, I think, haha.


  5. What a great pick! I'll have to look into it and make it a TBR!!

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  6. This book does sound good! Thanks for highlighting it!


  7. This one sounds like it could be a good read. I tend to stay away from anything that could be sad (and this one could be a little), but it sounds interesting. Thanks :)

  8. I'm trying to read more contemporary YA books (too many spec on my list!), and this one sounds like it'd be a fantastic read. I haven't heard of it before, so thanks for sharing!

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