Waiting On Wednesdays

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wow I haven't done one of these for so long. But I just found about this book which sounds pretty darn appealing . . .

EVERYTHING SUCKS by Hannah Friedman
Release Date: August 3, 2009
Publisher: Hci Teens

"By my senior year [in high school] I am the chair of the student body and disciplinary committee, coordinator of 3 community service programs, I have a 4.0 GPA, a millionaire boyfriend with a BMW, and finally, for the first time in my entire life, I am considered 'cool.' But when an article of mine about the college admissions process is published in Newsweek, everything I've worked so hard to achieve is pulled out from under me...and I resolve once and for all to stop allowing other people to define me."

Welcome inside the head of 21-year-old Hannah Friedman--a fresh new author whose biting wit and captivating writing style is a cross between bestselling YA author Anne Brashares (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and the hysterically honest Amy Sedaris (I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence).

Everything Sucks details the teenage years in all of their cringe-worthy absurdity--from getting home schooled in a tour bus with hippie musicians to attending one of New York's most prestigious private schools on full scholarship to developing a drug addiction and eating disorder to nearly getting kicked out of Yale University before she even gets to attend. In the end, it's Friedman's spirit that keeps her afloat.



Anonymous said...

omg I am SO glad you posted htis! My cousin got a reader's copy at Book Expo and is only halfway thru and she says it's the best written YA book she's read in three years. She's sending me the copy when she finishes, but when does it come out in stores?


YA Book Realm said...

Oh let me know how you like it. So lucky that your getting a copy from your cousin! It comes out August 3, 2009. Should have added that on the post. Will do now. =)

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