Waiting On Wednesday (Paper Covers Rock)

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Every Wednesday participants choose a book that they are "waiting on" or hasn't been released yet. This week I'm waiting for a poet, sort of:

Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 14, 2011
Pages: 192
Per Order It: Amazon

At the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when he fails to save a drowning friend. When questioned, Alex and his friend Glenn, who was also at the river, begin weaving their web of lies. Plagued by guilt, Alex takes refuge in the library, telling his tale in a journal he hides behind Moby-Dick. Caught in the web with Alex and Glenn is their English teacher, Miss Dovecott, fresh out of Princeton, who suspects there's more to what happened at the river when she perceives guilt in Alex's writing for class. She also sees poetic talent in Alex, which she encourages. As Alex responds to her attention, he discovers his true voice, one that goes against the boarding school bravado that Glenn embraces. When Glenn becomes convinced that Miss Dovecott is out to get them, Alex must choose between them. --Goodreads
When I first found this book, I thought it had something to do with the game: rock, paper, scissors. From the above summary, that is not what it is about. This sounds amazing. It sounds like it could be really great. I hope it is. The poor boy fails to save his friend, finds a passion in writing through his teacher, to have his friend, Glenn, make him choose between them. It sounds pretty good, and it comes out soon.

So what are you waiting for today?

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  1. that actually sounds pretty amazing. I will be on the look out for this one

  2. Sounds good. I rarely read books where the main character is male, need to find some more. I think I can only name like one series where the main character is a boy and thats the Percy Jackson Series xD

    So def. adding this to my list. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  3. This sounds like it's going to be a fantastic read, in a way it sort of reminds me of How To Save A Life. I don't know if you've read that one or not, but the movie was good. I've had the book sitting on my shelf since last November. I really need to get around to reading it.

    Randomly, the guy on the cover of this novel, sort of reminds me of Chase Crawford from Gossip Girl. lol. Oh Nate, whom I'm not too crazy about right now, but now I'm dying to get my hands on a copy of this.

  4. that sounds good...thanks for sharing..

  5. Sounds really interesting! The summary reminds me of A Separate Piece by John Knowles. I have a soft spot for realistic YA books so I think this one needs to go on my 'must reads' list.

    Kaity - Bitten Books

  6. Great pick and can I just say your meme button is way cooler than the one i used.

    Thanks for checking out my blog.

  7. OOOO That sounds interesting! Adding to my TBR for sure! And thanks for visiting my blog! I am a new follower :-)

  8. This was one of my WoWs a week or two ago! It sounds so awesome. Here's mine this week:


  9. This sounds amazing, I feel like there isn't much realistic fiction for boys. Awesome. Thanks for stopping by our blog. I'm definitely going to be reading this one.