Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (#2): One Night that Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  WOW spotlights forthcoming titles that we absolutely can't wait to read.



I am not usually much of a realistic fiction fan, but when I saw this in the Simon Pulse section of my Simon & Shuster Children's Publishing Summer 2010 catalog, I thought that this one looked too good to miss.


One Night That Changes Everything


One Night that Changes Everything
by Lauren Barnholdt
Simon Pulse
Release Date:  July 20, 2010
Hardcover, 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1416994793
ISBN-13: 9781416994794

From Simon Pulse's Website:



"Two years ago, when Eliza Sellman was in ninth grade, her dad found out he was being transfered and the family was going to move. Having always been shy and not so confident about her body, Eliza took that opportunity to start a list in her private notebook of all the things she planned on doing when she moved but had always been afraid to--like wearing a miniskirt and asking guys to dance; singing karaoke in front of strangers; posting a photo of herself on her Facebook wall in a bikini...you get the idea. New town, new Eliza, right? Well, she'll never know because the transfer fell through and they didn't move. But Eliza kept adding her goals and secret fears to the list in the notebook. Now it's two years later, and in that time Eliza has had and lost her first boyfriend. But this was more than your average breakup...turns out the sweet and cute Cooper was only dating her as a hazing stunt by a secret society. Eliza got her revenge by posting some pretty nasty (and only sort-of true) stuff about Cooper online. That posting has had major consequences and now Cooper and his buddies have stolen her private notebook and won't give it back until she performs all the things on her list in one night. It's torture...until Eliza steals something from the boys she knows they'll want to trade her notebook for. What starts out as a night of humiliation turns into a night of revelations as Eliza learns what Cooper was really thinking when they dated, the real reason he's stolen her notebook, and how freeing--and life-changing--it can be to do the things you fear the most."




 

6 comments:

  1. Haha I'm not much of a contemporary fiction fan either but I deliberately chose two for my WoW this week. This book sounds good. Simon Pulse has a lot of great releases coming up. Great pick!

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  2. Wow, this sounds fantastic!!

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  3. yes I think this has some amazing possibilities I really like the premise

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  4. Kris,

    Simon Pulse has an excellent summer catalog--it looks like there might be some really fun books out this summer. This one intrigued me, so I can't wait to pick it up.

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  5. Thanks Wendy. I can't wait to read it.

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  6. Jan,
    The premise is what really attracted me to this book. I hope it comes through and turns out as good as it looks!

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