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Waiting on Wednesday: Live Through This by Mindy Scott

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:

Live Through This by Mindy Scott

Expected Release Date: October 2, 2012

Sometimes hiding the truth requires more than a lie . . .

From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her from the annoying drama. Plus, she has a great family to fall back on—with a stepdad and mom who would stop at nothing to keep her and her siblings happy and safe.

But Coley has a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully-crafted façade. That for years she’s been burying the shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line. Now, Coley and Reece are getting closer, and as Coley has the chance at her first real boyfriend, a decade’s worth of lies are on the verge of unraveling.

Mindi Scott offers an absorbing, layered glimpse into the life of an everygirl living a nightmare that no one would suspect in this unforgettable powerhouse of a novel.

(summary via Goodreads)

Ignoring the fact that I hate when novels are described as being a “powerhouse” almost as much as I hate when they’re described as a “tour de force,” I have to admit that this novel sounds very intriguing.  While I’m pretty sure I’ve already got the vague central issue figured out (I’m a smart cookie like that), I think the story could still be very compelling.  Sometimes I like my YA light and fluffy, but when it’s done well, I like my YA dark, too.  This novel doesn’t look like it’s going to be particularly light or fluffy (I mean, look at that cover), but it does look like it’s got a fair amount of promise.

What are you waiting on this week?


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