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.


  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.

  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?

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

  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!

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

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

  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.


  8. You've won an award.


  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!

  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.

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



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