Apr 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (126)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

I discovered this book during the YA Scavenger Hunt and was pretty quickly interested. It sounds kind of Eleanor & Park-esque, so I can dig it. Whether or not this book is sweet I WANT IT.

Author: Deirdre Riordan Hall
Publisher: Skyscape
Publishing Date: June 1, 2015
Pages: 276
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I’m the fat Puerto Rican–Polish girl who doesn’t feel like she belongs in her skin, or anywhere else for that matter. I’ve always been too much and yet not enough.

Sugar Legowski-Gracia wasn’t always fat, but fat is what she is now at age seventeen. Not as fat as her mama, who is so big she hasn’t gotten out of bed in months. Not as heavy as her brother, Skunk, who has more meanness in him than fat, which is saying something. But she’s large enough to be the object of ridicule wherever she is: at the grocery store, walking down the street, at school. Sugar’s life is dictated by taking care of Mama in their run-down home—cooking, shopping, and, well, eating. A lot of eating, which Sugar hates as much as she loves.

When Sugar meets Even (not Evan—his nearly illiterate father misspelled his name on the birth certificate), she has the new experience of someone seeing her and not her body. As their unlikely friendship builds, Sugar allows herself to think about the future for the first time, a future not weighed down by her body or her mother.

Soon Sugar will have to decide whether to become the girl that Even helps her see within herself or to sink into the darkness of the skin-deep role her family and her life have created for her.

What book are you waiting on this week?


  1. Sugar that sounds like an _____ name :D But Sugar seems like a sweet girl I hope she gets Even in the end :D
    My Waiting on Wednesday

  2. A YA scavenger hunt sounds interesting, i may have to go and see what happened with that. I love new ways of finding books i haven't heard about before. I haven't read many contemporaries however this seems like it could be a really nice pick-me-up and i'm going to have to give it another look. :)

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

  3. This sounds amazing. Love diverse characters. Love the cover too.

  4. This is totally new to me! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  5. I haven't heard of this one, but if it's similar to Eleanor and Park, it's bound to draw readers! Thanks for putting this one on my radar--I love seeing more diverse protagonists in YA.

  6. Sounds good! I wasn't sure at first, but as I read the rest of the summary, it sounds like a book I'd enjoy.

    I hope you enjoy the book! Check out my WoW!

  7. This honestly sounds like I book that I may end up in bed crying over. I have so many insecurities regarding my weight, but as I have gotten older I have stopped letting it hold me back.

  8. This is the first time I've seen this book, thanks for introducing it to me!
    -Jon from Bookish Antics


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