Waiting on Wednesday 3/23

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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: Boyfriends with Girlfriends
Author: Alex Sanchez
Publisher: S & S Children's
Published: April 19, 2011
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 224

Lance has always known he was gay, but he's never had a real boyfriend. Sergio is bisexual, but his only real relationship was with a girl. When the two of them meet, they have an instant connection--but will it be enough to overcome their differences?

Allie's been in a relationship with a guy for the last two years--but when she meets Kimiko, she can't get her out of her mind. Does this mean she's lesbian? Does it mean she's bi? Kimiko, falling hard for Allie, and finding it impossible to believe that a gorgeous girl like Allie would be into her, is willing to stick around and help Allie figure it out.

Boyfriends with Girlfriends is Alex Sanchez at his best, writing with a sensitive hand to portray four very real teens striving to find their places in the world--and with each other.
Someone asked me the other day why I don't think contemporary fiction is my thing, and I told them that I thought so much of it is formulaic and the same-old, same-old. I really long to read books that take risks and step outside the box. So, in line with my personal contemporary challenge, I've been on the hunt for something different. I like that Boyfriends with Girlfriends isn't something I've read before. I don't think I've read enough LGBT story lines, and I'm interested to see how this is done. Plus, it sounds like there's a lot of internal struggles going on here, and I like watching those transitions. Colour me crazy. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

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Today is day 9 of The Long Weekend Blog Tour! Be sure to check out today's tour stop over at Savannah's blog, Books With Bite! She's got an awesome review, interview and international giveaway for you today, so be sure to enter!

22 comments:

  1. I think this one looks great too, I'm excited for it.

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  2. Great choice! I got Boyfriends with Girlfriends from Galley Grab. I'm going to read it next ;)

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  3. This sounds really good. Adds to wishlist :)

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  4. I think this book does sound interesting and not the norm! I like the cover and the way the title is written on their arms. Nice pick!

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  5. Interesting book! I've seen it around. Sounds very different. Great pick!


    My WoW

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  6. I was asked to be a part of this book tour & I passed on it. I'm not sure I'm comfortable reading & reviewing such books with sexual content. I'd rather pick up this book in my own time & read it for myself.

    I applaud you Melissa for challenging yourself to read more contemps!

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  7. I heard about this one a couple weeks ago. I might have to check it out! Nice pick!

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  8. Go you! Sometimes it's hard to break out from what you know you like to read. I understand contemps being the same thing over and over.

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  9. I found out about this book on Goodreads recently. I am looking forward to reading the book!

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  10. Yes, love going outside the box...thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  11. I hope when you get it, it will be everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

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  12. I've been wanting to read more contemp YA lately, and this one definitely sounds like a departure from anything I've read before. Great pick - I like trying out books that are outside my reading comfort zone from time to time. :)

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  13. This one DOES sound good! Adding it to list now!

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  14. Great choice Melissa, I love how character-oriented this one sounds, those types of books are always my favorites:) And I need to get out of my paranormal shell and read more contemporary YA, so this is going on my list for sure!

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  15. This looks so good. It's top my TBR list for sure! Great pick!

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  16. This one does sound fantastic. I can't wait to read it! Great pick.

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  17. Good pick, I like book that take risks too

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  18. You're doing a good job going outside the box on your reading. Great pick!

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  19. Sounds like drama, drama, drama ;)
    You go girl! :)

    Here is my WOW :)

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  20. This book looks like it will be a really interesting read. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on it! Happy Reading! Here's my WoW!

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  21. I heard about this book a few days ago and added it to my list as soon as I read the blurb- I think that it sounds really great and something that the YA world could really use right now. Great pick Melissa!

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  22. This sounds interesting. I agree that books that take chances can often be a lot more satisfying and interesting.

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