Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday - The Beautiful Between

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Beautiful Between
By Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Publication Date: May 11th 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

If high school were a fairy-tale kingdom, Connelly Sternin would be Rapunzel, locked not in a tower by a wicked witch but in a high-rise apartment building by the SATs and college applications—and by the secrets she keeps. Connelly's few friends think that her parents are divorced—but they're not. Connelly's father died when she was two, and she doesn't know how.

If Connelly is the Rapunzel of her school, Jeremy Cole is the crown prince, son of a great and rich New York City family. So when he sits down next to her at lunch one day, Connelly couldn't be more surprised. But Jeremy has a tragic secret of his own, and Connelly is the only one he can turn to for help. Together they form a council of two, helping each other with their homework and sharing secrets. As the pair's friendship grows, Connelly learns that it's the truth, not the secrets, that one must guard and protect. And that between friends, the truth, however harsh, is also beautiful.

I like a good story, and this sounds like a good story.  What I mean is, that there are no vampires, verewolves, etc. in this one.  It's just the story of 2 characters who become friends, share secrets, and learn the truth.  I also like the fact that the cover is black and white...not usually done.


~The Book Pixie said...

Yeah I love the cover on this one too. This one has been on my list a little while now and it sounds like it'll be a great book. Nice choice. :D


bermudaonion said...

Sounds good to me!

Jill said...

I love the cover...and I'm a sucker for books set in NYC. Great pick!

inthehammockblog said...

Sounds really interesting!! I hadn't heard of this before!

Anonymous said...

I love the cover.. Great pick! This sounds really good.

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