Waiting On Wednesday: Week 72

My pick this week is:

The Half-Life of Planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin 
Liana is an aspiring planetary scientist . . . and also a kissing addict. This summer, though, she plans to spend every kissworthy hour in the lab, studying stars. Hank has never been kissed. He's smart and funny and very socially awkward, because he's got Asperger's syndrome. Hank's plan for the summer is to work at a music store and save enough to buy the Fender Jazzmaster he craves. What neither Liana nor Hank plans for is their fateful meeting . . . in the women's bathroom at the hospital. But their star-crossed encounter could be the very best kind. Two veteran YA authors tell, in alternating chapters, the story of two kids who discover that the best parts of people can't be summed up easily.

Doesn’t this sound like such a cute read? I think so! After reading Tara Kelly's Harmonic Feedback, I've been on a quest to read more books dealing with Asperser’s syndrome because it's an interesting topic, so I'm glad to see The Half-Life of Planets includes it. Plus the premise sounds intriguing and  I've heard great, great things about both of these authors, so it'll be exciting to see them collaborate. My only complaint would be the cover, which seems very retro looking in my opinion, but whatever. You can't always get what you want. ;)

The Half-Life of Planets will be out June 15, 2010.


  1. Oh my! After reading Jodi Picoult's House Rules I definitely want to read this book! It sounds wicked good!!!!

    Harmonic Feedback is on my Books To Read list. I didn't realize that it dealt with AS! Now, I want to read it even more!

    Great WOW!

  2. I've ever read a book tackling Asperser’s syndrome before. Very interesting.

  3. Fantastic pick! The summary sucked me in. I love your WOW picks, they always introduce me to new books I haven't heard of yet! :)

  4. Wow! Awesome choose. This book sounds really good and the cover is beyond cool.

  5. Awww cute! Adding this one to my list. :)

  6. This does sound great! I hadn't heard of it so thanks for sharing-I'm adding it to my goodreads list!

  7. Dude this sounds GREAT. Will definitely look out for it!

  8. This book sounds cute! I'm adding it to my wishlist.

  9. I'll look out for it. I've never read a book that has a character with Asperger's syndrome. I also like the retro cover.


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