Wednesday, October 20, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday 4
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
By Megan McCafferty
HarperCollins, released April 26, 2011
My next novel, BUMPED, goes on sale April 26th, 2011. It was described in Publishers Weekly as “a sharply funny and provocative dystopian novel set in a world where only teens are able to have babies, and are contracted by adults to carry them to term.” I’ve been calling it a cross between Heathers and The Handmaid’s Tale.
— From Megan's blog
Well, there's a long wait ahead of me for this one. There's nothing but a title and a brief description, but word is that a cover will be released soon.
I'm sure you're all well aware of my adoration of Megan McCafferty and her Jessica Darling series (Sloppy Firsts, etc.) by now. Bumped will be her first novel since the end of the series, and I cannot wait.
Sure, there's a lot of dystopian YA novels coming out lately, but what I love about this is that it's such a departure from what she's done before. I applaud authors who are willing to try something different. Sounds like a "provocative" plot, indeed.