Waiting on Wednesday: ZAC & MIA by A. J. Betts

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Today my WoW is centered on a import novel from Australia that is touting itself as a cross between Eleanor and Park meets The Fault in our Stars. Those are pretty big shoes to fill considering that I loved those books in equal measure with an intensity of a thousand suns. So, you can see how I am greatly interested in this novel of "all the feels" and a great big mess of ugly cry that is destined to give me a headache of massive proportions (a side effect of the ugly cry). I say bring it on!

by A.J. Betts
September 2nd 2014 
HMH Books for Young Readers 

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this tough and tender young adult novel that's a lot about love (and a little about cancer).

Winner of the 2012 Australian Text Prize

"When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics." So says seventeen-year-old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia. A loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not-at-all-stoic cancer patient in the room next door. Once released, the two near-strangers can't forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives. The story of their mysterious connection drives this unflinchingly tough, tender novel told in two voices.


  1. Ohhh, it has a lot of pressure on it being compared to those two. Haven't actually read any of Rainbow Rowell's yet, but love John Green, so *fingers crossed* it's an appropriate comparison! :)

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  2. This is a different kind of read. I can tell its going to be a good one.

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  3. This does sound really good. I hope it is at good as it claims. :)

    My WoW

  4. Seeing a lot of this one! Hope you enjoy it too!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. This looks adorable! i do hope it's as sweet as it looks :)

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  6. Awesome pick! I haven't heard of this one yet. I have to go check it out!

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  7. Sounds interesting, not one I'd go for normally but just maybe ;)

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