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Waiting on Wednesday (45)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we seriously can’t wait for.

 Here's my pick for the week, that I seriously can't wait for:

by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Publication Date: August 7, 2013
Sixteen-year-old Colby Bingham's heart has been broken too many times. Her mother has been dead for almost two years, her truck driver father is always away, her almost girlfriend just dumped her for a guy, and now she's failing chemistry. When a stray dog lands literally at her feet, bleeding and broken on a busy road, it seems like the Universe has it in for Colby. But the incident also knocks a chink in the walls she's built around her heart. Against her better judgment, she decides to care for the dog. But new connections mean new opportunities for heartbreak. Terrified of another loss, Colby bolts at the first sign of trouble, managing to alienate her best friend, her father, the cute girl pursing her, and even her dog's vet, who's taken Colby under her wing. Colby can't start over, but can she learn how to move on?
This sounds like a great contemporary, and probably one which I will boo-who through. Any stories with sick animals always make me cry (that's why I've never finished Marley & Me). But this also sounds like a really great GLBT book, but one where that aspect is just there and a part of life. More books need to include all sexualities in this way, but that's for another post. I think this will be an emotional roller coaster and I'm eager to read it!


  1. Definitely adding to my TBR list!

    Mandie @ The Story Spirit

  2. Definitely adding this to my can't-wait list. :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. This cover is really pretty! And the story sounds like a good one :)

  4. This looks awesome, adding it to my TBR list.

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  5. New follower here :) This book looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. Definitely adding it to my TBR list.

  6. Hi! I am a new follower from Waiting on Wednesday. I would love a follow back!



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