Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (31)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.

Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt

Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, brining home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.

Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical, Uses for Boys is a story of breaking down and growing up.

Oh, this book. I'll read almost any YA novel but we all know my heart lies within contemporary goodness. There's just something about the genre that's made it my comfort zone, and while I can't say for sure as I haven't exactly read this book yet, but it's reads like these that are to blame for me hiding like a hermit avoiding anything that isn't realistic and that has a vampire or faery on the cover. SO looking forward to it!

Uses for Boys will be released January 15, 2013.

What are you waiting on?

1 comment:

  1. I just requested this on NetGalley! I'm in need of more contemporary reads. This one sounds really good!


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