Oct 19, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (177)

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

I've been on a contemporary kick lately, and sometimes I'll start one and be immediately pulled into the story. That's what happened when I read the first chapter that came with this book's cover reveal, and now I want more. I'm also super intrigued by its promise of surfing, skateboarding, and a one-armed love interest. Right now, I'm just the Girl Without This Book. And that's not very nice.

Title: Girl Out of Water
Authors: Laura Silverman
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publishing Date: May 1, 2017
Pages: 320
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Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a serious car wreck leaves her aunt, a single mother of three, with two broken legs, it forces Anise to say goodbye for the first time to Santa Cruz, the waves, her friends, and even a kindling romance, and fly with her dad to Nebraska for the entire summer. Living in Nebraska isn’t easy. Anise spends her days caring for her three younger cousins in the childhood home of her runaway mom, a wild figure who’s been flickering in and out of her life since birth, appearing for weeks at a time and then disappearing again for months, or even years, without a word. 

Complicating matters is Lincoln, a one-armed, charismatic skater who pushes Anise to trade her surfboard for a skateboard. As Anise draws closer to Lincoln and takes on the full burden and joy of her cousins, she loses touch with her friends back home – leading her to one terrifying question: will she turn out just like her mom and spend her life leaving behind the ones she loves?

Are you waiting on a contemporary with some unique aspects?


  1. Ooh, this one sounds good. I need to add this to watch list. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. I'd not heard of this book before, or the author! YA contemporary has been hit-or-miss for me, but I think this one sounds good. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my WoW post!


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