Waiting on Wednesday 10/6

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: The Latte Rebellion
Author: Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Release Date: January 1, 2011


"Our philosophy is simple: Promote a latte-colored world!" — from the Latte Rebellion Manifesto

When high school senior Asha Jamison gets called a "towel head" at a pool party, the racist insult gives Asha and her best friend Carey a great money-making idea for a post-graduation trip. They'll sell T-shirts promoting the Latte Rebellion, a club that raises awareness of mixed-race students.

Seemingly overnight, their "cause" goes viral and the T-shirts become a nationwide fad. As new chapters spring up from coast to coast, Asha realizes that her simple marketing plan has taken on a life of its own-and it's starting to ruin hers. Asha's once-stellar grades begin to slip, threatening her Ivy League dreams, and her friendship with Carey is hanging by a thread. And when the peaceful underground movement turns militant, Asha's school launches a disciplinary hearing.Facing expulsion, Asha must decide how much she's willing to risk for something she truly believes in.

Taken from GoodReads.

Usually I like to read paranormal, sci-fi, and dystopian stories because I like to lose myself in their worlds when I'm reading. I don't always love reading about real life in books because, well...frankly, I get a healthy dose of real life daily. That said, I really like the sound of The Latte Rebellion. In a sea of absolutely ordinary YA books featuring protagonists starting clubs to support causes (*cough* The Lonely Hearts Club *cough* ), I think it will be nice to read a book geared towards the younger audience with a real message within the quirky prose. Basically, I think this book sounds poignant, relevant, and fun enough to keep me hooked. What do you think...and what are you waiting on this week?

17 comments:

  1. This one does sound like a great book with a wonderful message.

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  2. You always pick the most interesting books to feature! I've never heard of this one, but it sounds fantastic and one that will leave you thinking which I always like:)

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  3. It's fun sometimes just to hang back and read a book about real people, without vamps and magic :)

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  4. Looks interesting! Great pick!!

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  5. I like the idea that the club kind of snowballs out of their control and the main character has to deal with that...sounds a bit different from typical contemporary YA!

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  6. Whoa! This sounds like something I would definitely like. And the cover is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing Melissa! :)

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  7. This one definitely does sound interesting. It's always nice to come across a book that sounds so different and stands out from the rest. Will look out for this when it comes out.

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  8. Loving this one. It sounds like a book with a cause. Great pick!

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  9. This is definitely one that I would consider reading... thanks for letting me know about it!!!

    I'm currently reading Halo by Alexandra Adornetto which I already adore!

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  10. That is an awesome cover. I haven't heard of this one- thanks for putting it on my radar.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  11. I haven't heard of this one. it looks like it could be really good, i like that it tries to raise awareness of differences.

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  12. New one for me. Interesting enough.

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  13. Well, I have to say, I have not heard of this one yet. Thanks for the grand heads up.

    Mad Scientist
    madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh, I love the synopsis of this book. I think it'll come out at a good time too. Awesome WoW pick!

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  15. I like sci-fi and fantasy books too, but I loove these sorts of books. Thanks for the notice! Just added to my TBR :D

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