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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #149

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.


Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery


Summary:

For the first time ever, a young adult novel about the teen years of L.M. Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery — Maud to her friends — has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true. Her grandfather has strong opinions about a woman's place in the world, and they do not include spending good money on college. Luckily, she has a teacher to believe in her, and good friends to support her, including Nate, the Baptist minister's stepson and the smartest boy in the class. If only he weren't a Baptist; her Presbyterian grandparents would never approve. Then again, Maud isn't sure she wants to settle down with a boy — her dreams of being a writer are much more important.

But life changes for Maud when she goes out West to live with her father and his new wife and daughter. Her new home offers her another chance at love, as well as attending school, but tensions increase as Maud discovers her stepmother's plans for her, which threaten Maud's future — and her happiness forever.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 400 pages (hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: April 25th 2017 by Razorbill Canada

Why I'm Waiting:

As a Canadian L.M. Montgomery is an institution. We read her like Americans read Huckleberry Finn and I really can't wait to see what this YA novelization of her teenage years ends up like. I hope it's as lovely as a read as the cover.

The Hate U Give

Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 464 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: February 28th 2017 by Balzer + Bray

Why I'm Waiting:

This is one I can see being controversial, but it's one that needs read. I've been waiting to put this on my WoW list for a few weeks so I'm glad I could put it on today's post. Where ever you stand on the BLM movement I think this is one that has to be read with an open mind and I can't wait to read it.




8 comments:

  1. Maud looks SO good, and I love the cover :) Hope you enjoy when you read it! Have a lovely day and thanks for sharing :)
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  2. Ooh nice picks! Totally new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them both!!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. Great choices! Not really my types of reads but i hope you enjoy them none-the-less!!

    Amber @ Paradise of Pages
    My Waiting on Wednesday

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  4. OMG I loved Anne of Green Gables! Maud seems like an interesting story. I'm looking forward to The Hate U Give as well. I hope you enjoy both of these when you get a chance to read them!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

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  5. The hate you give will definitely be a read that will make you think, even after your read it. Hope you like Maud as well

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