Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Waiting On...The Princesses of Iowa

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where we highlight our most anticipated future books. 

This week's pick...

The Princesses of Iowa

Hardcover464 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Candlewick, Buy:
What does it mean to do wrong, when no one punishes you? A smart and unflinching look at friendship, the nature of entitlement, and growing up in the heartland.
Paige Sheridan has the perfect life. She's pretty, rich, and popular, and her spot on the homecoming court is practically guaranteed. But when a night of partying ends in an it-could-have-been-so-much worse crash , everything changes. Her best friends start ignoring her, her boyfriend grows cold and distant, and her once-adoring younger sister now views her with contempt. The only bright spot isher creative writing class, led by a charismatic new teacher who encourages students to be true to themselves. But who is Paige, if not the homecoming princess everyone expects her to be? In this arresting and witty debut, a girl who was once high-school royalty must face a truth that money and status can't fix, and choose between living the privileged life of a princess, or owning up to her mistakes and giving up everything she once held dear. (goodreads summary) 

Why I am waiting... I had the terrific opportunitiy to take my first writing class ever with Molly at Story Studio in Chicago this past fall. It was fantastic! She is a wonderful person and a fantastic teacher. I can only imagine what an incredible writer she must be! After all, she taught me everything I know. Well, almost everything. All of that aside, I am also eager for this book because the plot sounds amazing, and I just love this cover.

 What are you waiting on today?!


  1. That sounds really good! I hadn't heard of it. Gonna check it out for sure now!
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  2. How great that you got to meet and learn from this author :)
    Sounds like you will be sure to enjoy this when it comes out.

  3. That's cool that you got to meet the author! I love meeting my fave authors, of course it's never in a class! How cool was that?!

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  4. I LOVE MOLLY! Lovely pick this week, of course ;) I'm going to start this one in the next week or two ahhhh!

  5. That sounds pretty good! Nice choice

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  6. This sounds like a fascinating read. Thanks for sharing....

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  7. That is soooooooooo cool!!! She sounds like a great person :) Anyway I can't wait to read this one too! Adding it to my tbr list now!!!!


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  8. Great pick! I will definitely keep an eye out for this one.
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

  9. Oh wow that's so cool you took a class with her! I have this on my TBR too! :)

  10. wow! she was your teacher? that is AWESOME! I got this off NetGalley and with the cover and synopsis i CAN NOT wait to read it! it sounds AMAZING :D

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  11. I've not heard of this before, but it sounds great! I'm really curious what happened haha - definitely on my list now! That's also awesome you got to take a class from her, I love reading the material my teachers have done.

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