Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #21: Smashed



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

 My pick for this week is:


Smashed
A field hockey star grapples with addiction in this riveting debut that will appeal to fans of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak.

Stay out of trouble for one more year, and Katie Martin can leave her small town loneliness behind forever. She is a field hockey star on the fast track to a college scholarship, but her relationship with alcohol has always been a little questionable. Then trouble finds her. Alec is the most popular guy in school, and also the biggest bully—with his sights set firmly on Katie. When Alec turns on the charm, Katie thinks she must have been wrong about him.

Except that she wasn’t. On a rain-soaked, alcohol-drenched night, one impulsive decision leaves Katie indebted to Alec in the worst possible way. This debut novel is a fast-paced and compelling story of addiction, heartbreak, and redemption.

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This story sounds like it will be very emotional.  I've seen some good reviews of it, and it sounds like a book I would like.  And this really has nothing to do with me wanting it, but the main character has my name.


What are you Waiting On this Wednesday?

Katie

8 comments:

  1. wow this sounds dark and emotional, great pick. My WoW

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  2. I haven't heard of this book before now so thank-you for sharing!

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-15th-august.html

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  3. This one looks really good, I will have to keep an eye out for it. Great choice!

    My wow

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  4. Sounds like a good pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday_15.html

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  5. This one sounds pretty good and the cover looks pretty cool. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Wow sounds really intense. Could be good :-)

    Thanks for stopping by! Old follower.

    Ensconced in YA
    http://cahreviews.blogspot.com

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  7. I saw this one before! I like books that deal with sports and real issues like addiction. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by!

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