When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.
Abbi Hope Goldstein is like every other teenager, with a few smallish exceptions: her famous alter ego, Baby Hope, is the subject of internet memes, she has asthma, and sometimes people spontaneously burst into tears when they recognize her. Abbi has lived almost her entire life in the shadow of the terrorist attacks of September 11. On that fateful day, she was captured in what became an iconic photograph: in the picture, Abbi (aka “Baby Hope”) wears a birthday crown and grasps a red balloon; just behind her, the South Tower of the World Trade Center is collapsing.
Sana Khan is a cheerleader and a straight A student. She’s the classic (somewhat obnoxious) overachiever determined to win.
Rachel Recht is a wannabe director who’s obsessed with movies and ready to make her own masterpiece. As she’s casting her senior film project, she knows she’s found the perfect lead – Sana.
Today’s Waiting on Wednesday post is the next book in Amy Spalding’s growing list of fantastic books. I love Amy’s novels, they’re always so so great but I am especially excited for this one as it is a story that is very near and dear to heart, something I’ve gone through in the past and something I can relate to, 100%. The days until this book releases in January are just way way too many…
The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly challenge post previously hosted by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. You can follow along for each weekly post here. This week’s post is a character freebie. I was scrolling through some of the other posts today, trying to get inspired and I decided to break up the mold a little, step away from my normal YA world and talk about my top ten favorite superheroes!
share the news! Melissa Landers is an absolutely SWEET human being and I have loved all of her YA literature and I’m sure I’ll adore her middle grade debut! She rocks science fiction and this book is sure to be SO fun.