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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard



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

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

Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard

Release Date: March 8, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320

It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly carefree. Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin.

When they're united for a project, they form an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and searching for someplace magic. Grace plays along when Mandarin suggests they run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds plaguing their badlands town.

Because all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken, and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, no friendship can withstand betrayal.

Once I found this book whilst browsing goodreads I knew I had to read it, I just love books that deal with friendships, particularly girls who can be so mean and catty to each other and this friendship seems like it will be a really intense and interesting one.

That’s my “waiting on” pick, what's yours this week?

12 comments:

Nomes (inkcrush) said...

oh, yeah, like mandarin is so going to rock. I cant wait for this one either.

weirdly, Kirsten Hubbard's blog post today is her receiving her ARCs of mandarin :)

xx

http://www.kirstenhubbard.com/2010/07/arcs.html

Darlyn said...

there's actually someone's name Mandarin? cool..Nice cover too ;p

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound very tempting! I love that cover, too.

Here's mine:

http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/waiting-on-wednesday-20/

Jan von Harz said...

This does sound like it will be a really great read. Terrific choice.

sarahem said...

That books sound really good! I just added it to my wish list.

sarahem said...

P.S. I really like your blog, I'm a follower now. :p

Megan said...

This one sounds really good. I'll have to be on the look out for it, too!

Aleksandra said...

Sounds interesting :)

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I like books about friends. Sounds great!

Alayne said...

This sounds really cute and I love the cover. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Book Sake said...

Sounds like a good friendship read!

Our pick is at BookSake.

Lizzy said...

I hadn't heard of this one before, but I'll have to check it out. Great pick!

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