Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.
This week I’m eagerly awaiting:
The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George
Expected Release Date: March 15, 2012
Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman’s boots. She’s the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She’s vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend.
These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate “private time” they share every Tuesday afternoon. Jesse wishes their relationship could be out in the open, but Emily feels she has too much to lose. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a heated school conflict, they each have to decide what’s more important: what you believe in, or the one you love?
(summary via Goodreads)
Setting aside the fact that I kind of hate the way the summary uses the phrase “private time” to describe There’s a real dearth of LGBTQ literature out there for teens, so something like this is really important. It also seems to have an intriguing premise, and the cover is super cute. I hope it’s done well–there needs to be more books published featuring characters who are LGBTQ. Plus, how cute are those pink ballet flats on the cover? I kind of want them.
What are you waiting on this week?