â€œWaiting Onâ€ Wednesday is a weekly event hosted byÂ Jill of Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that weâ€™re eagerly anticipating.
It’s been very cold here in the Philippines lately because it’s the rainy season. I terribly, terribly miss the sun, but I also like the cold a bit. Anyway, what better way to appreciate the cold than with a winter-themed novel, right (one with a totally squee-worthy cover to boot)? :)
Wintertown by Steve Emond
Release date: December 5, 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent’s divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she’s changed. The former “girl next door” now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, “Old Lucy” still exists, and he’s determined to find her… even if it means pissing her off.
Garden State meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist in this funny and poignant illustrated novel about opposites who fall in love.
I really don’t think I need to explain why I want this book. I love Happyface, and I think I’ve plugged that book so much that everyone I know relates it to me now (my copy is still with someone else, since I think it was the only copy available here!). And since I’m supposed to be the president of his fans club, it’s just right I feature this book here. So. Excited.
And I am absolutely envious of the people who got ARCs for this during BEA. If anyone has an extra copy of this, or if they are willing to part with their copy (why you’d do that, I really don’t know but I won’t complain :P), then care to send it over here? I would even pay for shipping. :D
Oh, and I am totally serious about that, too. Email me at hello[at]tinamats.com if you are willing to take me up on that :D I. Want. This. Book.