Waiting on Wednesday: EVEN WHEN YOU LIE TO ME by Jessica Alcott

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.

I have been on a contemporary reading quest and have found EVEN WHEN YOU LIE TO ME to be the stand out novel I have been looking for. The synopsis immediately hooked me (hello! crush + teacher = much pain and angst) and I admit that anything that mentions a similarity to John Green will always have my attention. I have a feeling this book will either have me wanting to stay in class or get home schooled.

by Jessica Alcott
ISBN-13: 978-0385391160
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 352

Fans of John Green's Looking for Alaska as well as Lauren Oliver and Sarah Dessen will embrace this provocative debut novel, an exploration of taboo love set against the backdrop of a suburban high school.

Charlie, a senior, isn't looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her best friend, Lila. Another year of hiding behind the covers of her favorite novels. Another year of navigating her tense relationship with her perfectionist mom.

But everything changes when she meets her new English teacher. Mr. Drummond is smart. Irreverent. Funny. Hot. Everyone loves him. And Charlie thinks he's the only one who gets her.

She also thinks she might not be the only one with a crush.

In this stunning debut, Jessica Alcott explores relationships-and their boundaries-in a way that is both searingly honest and sympathetic.


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