Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday {1}

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to read.

Today is my first time participating here on Forever Literary (although I wrote several Waiting on Wednesday posts for my now-disbanded group blog, Lit Up Review), but I've always liked the way the meme offers an easy, accessible way to share and find out about upcoming titles. I've been considering joining in for a while now, and I finally decided to take the plunge. Be on the lookout for more "waiting on" posts on intermittent future Wednesdays!

So with that, here's the book I'm "waiting on" today:

Just Another Girl by Elizabeth Eulberg | Goodreads

Release: March 18, 2017 from Scholastic
You resent her. You can't stand her. You might even hate her.

But you don't know her at all.

Hope knows there's only one thing coming between her and her longtime crush: his girlfriend, Parker. She has to sit on the sidelines and watch as the perfect girl gets the perfect boy... because that's how the universe works, even though it's so completely wrong.

Parker doesn't feel perfect. She knows if everyone knew the truth about her, they'd never be able to get past it. So she keeps quiet. She focuses on making it through the day with her secret safe... even as this becomes harder and harder to do. And Hope isn't making it any easier...

In Just Another Girl, Elizabeth Eulberg astutely and affectingly shows us how battle lines get drawn between girls -- and how difficult it then becomes to see or understand the girl standing on the other side of the divide.

You think you have an enemy. But she's just another girl.
I love Elizabeth Eulberg's cute, witty writing, and her upcoming novel is shaping up to be her best yet. Just Another Girl sounds like it will masterfully challenge and invert the "girl is jealous of her crush's girlfriend (or ex-girlfriend, or female best friend)" trope that appears all too often in fiction and in real life, hopefully telling a great story about romance and friendship.

Plus, can we talk about how eye-catching that cover is? I love the bright red background and the stylishly industrial look of the scrap-parts title. It makes me want a quirky, fun, and insightful story—which I'm sure the book will deliver.

What are you excited for this Wednesday?

4 comments:

  1. This isn't my kind of read but I hope you'll love it! :)

    My WOW!

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  2. I had no idea that Elizabeth was coming out with another book, but I'm so excited now! It sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing Emily and, as always, fantastic post! <3

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  3. Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday! Nice first pick - I'd not heard of it before, it's new to me. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fantastic week. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

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