Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Waiting on Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Getting Over Garrett Delaney
By Abby McDonald
336 pages
Candlewick, to be released January 24, 2012

Seventeen-year-old Sadie is in love: epic, heartfelt, and utterly one-sided. The object of her obsession — ahem, affection — is her best friend,Garrett Delaney, who has been oblivious to Sadie’s feelings ever since he sauntered into her life and wowed her with his passion for Proust (not to mention his deep blue eyes).

For two long, painful years, Sadie has been Garrett’s constant companion, sharing his taste in everything from tragic Russian literature to art films to ’80s indie rock — all to no avail. But when Garrett leaves for a summer literary retreat, Sadie is sure that the absence will make his heart grow fonder — until he calls to say he’s fallen in love. With some other girl! A heartbroken Sadie realizes that she’s finally had enough. It’s time for a total Garrett detox!

Aided by a barista job, an eclectic crew of new friends (including the hunky chef, Josh), and a customized self-help guide, Sadie embarks on a summer of personal reinvention full of laughter, mortifying meltdowns, and a double shot of love.

— description

Ahaha this sounds like JUST my brand of humorous, contemporary fluff. Garrett sounds like a lot of jerks I knew in high school, and I can't wait to follow Sadie as she learns what I know now -- nothing good ever comes from crushing on these self-centered, pretentious types.

Anna Reads young adult book blog


  1. I am immediately adding this to my TBR list! This sounds like a great contemporary read and I really liked McDonald's last novel. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. This is a total Anna book & I can't wait to read it!!!!!! :-)

  3. This is serious anna book, which means it's a serious carla book!! I have read two of her books now though and kind of hated them a little, so I may just wait to see how you feel!

  4. @Carla You alarm me, Carla. I haven't read any of her books, though, so I'm gonna just give it a go!

  5. Yep, this has Anna written all over it :)

  6. Have you read Sophomore Switch? I liked that one. This is going on my list!

  7. Yay, I'm so excited for this one too! This is one I have on my list of books to pick up once they're released! So excited for it :)

    My WoW at Esther's Ever After

  8. This just landed on my TBR list. It sounds like something I'd enjoy.

  9. YES! I adore her books. The cover looks something very Sarah Dessen like too :)

  10. This book looks like it will be really good. Surely going to have to add this one to my list of books to look out for. :D

    Here is my Waiting on Wednesday: WoW

  11. Ooo, I picked this one for my Wow a few weeks ago. It looks so fantastic, although it was pretty much the "hunky chef" that got me to add it to my TBR :)

  12. breakups suck. looks like a good book!!

    I am a follower here! hope you'll stop by my blog and follow me, and let me know what you think of my WOW post! :)

  13. I didn't know Abby had a new one...thx for posting!


  14. Okay, this sounds like me. Like something I'd love to read. So adding this to my GR shelves. I, like, need this as it turns out.

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  15. This one looks like a fun read. Just added it to my wishlist.


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