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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Summer Before Boys by Nora Raleigh Baskin

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

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

The Summer Before Boys by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Release Date: May 10, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Age Group: Young Adult

Julia and Eliza are family, but they’re also best friends. They’ve grown up together, and share everything from school and homework to the worlds they’ve created with their imaginations. Now, Julia’s mom has gone overseas to serve with the National Guard in Iraq, and Julia is going to spend the summer living with Eliza and her parents.

But despite all the promise of a summer filled with friendship, sun, and adventure, Julia is distracted by worries for her mother and the sudden development of her first crush. For the first time, Julia and her thoughts are traveling to a place that Eliza can’t follow. And as Julia deals with growing further away from the fantasies the two have always shared, Eliza discovers that it’s not any easier to be the one left behind.

In her follow up to the award-winning Anything But Typical, Nora Baskin Raleigh has written a powerful, touching story about the wedge that can be driven between best friends at the time when they most need each other.

Yep it’s another contemporary book, I’m on this contemporary book reading binge at the moment and this one sounds like a doosey. I just can’t get enough of these highly emotional beautifully written books. What particularly appeals to me about The Summer Before Boys is the exploration of the friendship between two best friends that is changing along with the girls themselves, I’m sure many people can relate to it, I know I can.

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

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