Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. My choice this week:

The Fault in our Stars, by John Green
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Release date: January 10, 2012

Well, OF COURSE I'm eagerly anticipating the new John Green novel! He's an amazing writer and an important voice in YA literature. I'm really into contemporary YA fiction right now- a little burned out on paranormal, I have to admit- so I'm compelled by this story of a girl who may be near the end of a long battle with terminal cancer.

I usually steer clear of "dying person" books because they can get maudlin and emotionally manipulative, but I know I can rely on John Green to stay out of Lurlene McDaniel territory. From The Fault in our Stars, I expect great dialogue, memorable characters, and a story that will make me laugh and cry.   

This book is such a big deal, there are NO ARCs. But my friend Beth over at A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust is giving away a SIGNED chapter sampler. How awesome is that?! 

I'm really looking forward to this book, both for myself and my library teens. I think we're all going to find it a really powerful read.

12 comments:

  1. OMG, no ARCs! How cruel is that! Hopefully it's worth the wait. Thanks for sharing! :)

    My WOW

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  2. Oooh I really like John Green! I didn't know this one was coming out. Hopefully it's another good one! Great pick!

    Here's my WoW!

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  3. I haven't read anything by John Green yet but I really want to cause so many people love his books. Great pick. =]
    Here is My WoW

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  4. I've heard great things about John Green. It's about time I read one of his books and this sounds like a good one to start with.

    My WOW

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  5. I loved the other John Green book that I picked up! I've heard that he's signing the whole first printing of this one? (Or all the pre-orders?) Very cool either way.

    Happy Wednesday!
    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  6. I haven't read anything by his yet! *gasp*

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  7. This sounds like a book I'll need to read. Maybe I should get my butt in gear and read Looking for Alaska and AN Abundance of Katherines!

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  8. I've heard really good things about John Green, but I haven't read anything by him.

    Waiting on Wednesday @ Radiant Shadows

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  9. Can't wait for this book. My father has pre-ordered for me the audiobook set narrated by John Green for Christmas. I'll still buy a physical copy, as I don't think I'll be able to wait until it arrives. Great pick! It was mine too =)
    Em
    My WOW
    A Beautiful Madness

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  10. Thanks for visiting, all! I'm making the rounds to your blogs, too.

    Those who haven't read John Green yet-- you're in for a treat when you do! He's fantastic.

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  12. I love this book. John Green is a great storyteller. The book talks about a teen diagnosed with cancer. Such a beautiful story.


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