Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Waiting On" Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have)

"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 Sarah Mlynowski
368 pages
HarperTeen, to be released June 7, 2011

2 girls + 3 guys + 1 house – parents = 10 things April and her friends did that they (definitely, maybe, probably) shouldn't have.

If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn't jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe "opportunity" isn't the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: "Lied to Our Parents"). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up "Skipping School" (#3), "Throwing a Crazy Party" (#8), "Buying a Hot Tub" (#4), and, um, "Harboring a Fugitive" (#7) at all is kind of a mystery to them.

In this hilarious and bittersweet tale, Sarah Mlynowski mines the heart and mind of a girl on her own for the first time. To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn't-have-done at a time.

— description

Um, let's discuss how I want to read this book based on the title alone. This sounds like a crazy night of fun, I'm thinking Hangover meets Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. 

HarperTeen (hi! love you!), give a bonus to whoever wrote this description. Or to Sarah if she wrote it herself...because the tone is so...just...RIGHT.

Plus, I love lists (lots of evidence to support that claim). Sign me up to read this one come June.

Anna Reads young adult book blog


  1. This sounds hilarious! I can't wait to read it!

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  3. What a hilarious book, seems great! Thanks for sharing it.

  4. This one sounds like it would go over very well in my HS Media Center. I'll have to add it to my next library order.

  5. I'm adding this one to my list, it sounds really good. =)

  6. Sounds really fun.

    Here's mine:

  7. Sound a nice YA read. Would love to read it.

    It's All About Books

  8. Sounds like a good, funny read =)

    I'm your newest follower, and I look forward to reading more of your posts! =)

    Here's my WoW post

  9. The title, not the cover, is what made me want to read this book! Usually it always is the cover! Great pick!

  10. Yup, this one is on my list too! I love the storyline that is set up. Has a fast pace & will keep the reader interested. Love books like this!

  11. I am really looking forward to this one it sounds like so much fun.

  12. Hi Anna! I have just recently started my own blog, and I am wondering how memes work. Could you help me out??

  13. I simply cannot wait for this one to be out - it looks stellar. I've loved the other books by Sarah Mlynowski that I've read, so I can't wait for this one.


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