Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: Week 19

My pick this week is:

Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert

There are so many ballads. Achy breaky country songs. Mournful pop songs. Then there’s the rare punk ballad, the ballad of suburbia: louder, faster, angrier . . . till it drowns out the silence.

Kara hasn’t been back to Oak Park since the end of junior year, when a heroin overdose nearly killed her and sirens heralded her exit. Four years later, she returns to face the music. Her life changed forever back in high school: her family disintegrated, she ran around with a whole new crowd of friends, she partied a little too hard, and she fell in love with gorgeous bad boy Adrian, who left her to die that day in Scoville Park. . . .


Amidst the music, the booze, the drugs, and the drama, her friends filled a notebook with heartbreakingly honest confessions of the moments that defined and shattered their young lives. Now, finally, Kara is ready to write her own.

My Thoughts/ Why I Want This:

It's by Stephanie Kuehnert. Isn't that a good enough reason to want this? :) Also, I love the cover, it's very unique.

11 comments:

  1. I love the cover too. I didn't like Joey Ramone that much so I don't know whether I'll read it though.

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  2. Oooh, I have Joey Ramone on my shelf waiting to be read and have heard so many wonderful things about it. When does this come out again?

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  3. Completely agree to the reasons of why you want this book! I cannot wait for it to come out!

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  4. The cover is awesome. I love that duck thing.

    I haven't read Joey Ramone, but I've been meaning to. Will add this one to the list, too!

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  5. I want this one too! great pick.I can't wait for it to come out.

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  6. I'm reading IWYJR and so far it's been really impressive. Looking forward to this one too!

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  7. Yep, that's reason enough. LOL But no, I do want to read this. It sounds awesome and like something I'd love....and the cover really does stand out.

    -Lauren

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  8. You've won an award.

    www.silviapisyabooks.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm excited! I loved I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone, and I have the feeling that this will be in the similar vein if not better!

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  10. I want this one, too. Great choice. And you have won an award here: http://not-so-cg.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-3-your-blog.html.

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  11. Hey, Lauren! I don't know if you do Memes but I tagged you on my blog. :)

    http://readingtomyself.blogspot.com/2009/03/bookshelf-meme.html

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