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Waiting on Wednesday: Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

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:

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

Expected Release Date: March 3, 2015

Etta is tired of dealing with all of the labels and categories that seem so important to everyone else in her small Nebraska hometown.

Everywhere she turns, someone feels she’s too fringe for the fringe. Not gay enough for the Dykes, her ex-clique, thanks to a recent relationship with a boy; not tiny and white enough for ballet, her first passion; and not sick enough to look anorexic (partially thanks to recovery). Etta doesn’t fit anywhere— until she meets Bianca, the straight, white, Christian, and seriously sick girl in Etta’s therapy group. Both girls are auditioning for Brentwood, a prestigious New York theater academy that is so not Nebraska. Bianca seems like Etta’s salvation, but how can Etta be saved by a girl who needs saving herself?

(summary via Goodreads)

The early buzz on this one has been good, so I’m hopeful that it won’t disappoint.  Moskowitz is definitely a name in YA who pushes boundaries and is constantly seeking new stories to explore, and this one definitely fits the bill.  I’m looking forward to seeing how Moskowitz’s book navigates bisexuality, eating disorders, and race.

What are you waiting on this week?

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2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

  1. I am waiting on THE ALEX CROW by Andrew Smith 🙂

    I was happy to get an ARC of Not Otherwise Specified from a fellow librarian, and it was fantastic. definitely something really unique to look forward to!

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