August 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (20).

Waiting On Wednesday is from Jill, at Breaking the Spine.

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
One pregnancy. Four friends. It all adds up to a profound time of change in this poignant, sensitively written YA novel.  

Ellie remembers how the boys kissed her. Touched her. How they begged for more. And when she gave it to them, she felt loved. For a while anyway. So when Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life, leads her from a party to the backseat of his van, Ellie follows. But their "one-time thing" is far from perfect: Ellie gets pregnant. Josh reacts with shame and heartbreak, while their confidantes, Caleb and Corinne, deal with their own complex swirl of emotions. No matter what Ellie chooses, all four teenagers will be forced to grow up a little faster as a result. Told alternately from each character’s point of view, this deeply insightful novel explores the aftershocks of the biggest decision of one fragile girl’s life — and the realities of leaving innocence behind. 

I love both the cover and the premise. I think it's interesting that this instance of pregnancy doesn't solely focus on Ellie, but also the boy involved and their friends.


  1. I'm not usually a fan of books involving pregnancy, but I like the sound of this one for the same reasons as you - because it doesn't just focus on the girl who gets pregnant. Great cover too - fab pick!

  2. I haven't heard of this one. I also like that this is written with the different POV of the characters. Sounds like it'll be a good one :)

  3. Oh my word. How heart wrenching, and agreed sounds like a promising read. Great pick!

    Happy Wed

  4. There isn't too much out there that deals with problems like this, very interesting book. I have to say I think I'll read it if I get the chance! Thanks for sharing!

    Heres Mine

  5. This sounds like a interesting read! Good pick! New follower!

    My WoW

  6. Admittedly I'm not usually a fan of books that have to deal with pregnancy, but for whatever reason this one has me intrigued. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  7. Interesting choice!

    I'm a new follower. :)


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