I have another unique book to present to all of you this week, and it’s one that I’m getting really excited about! It seems that male narrators and main characters are increasing in popularity in YA novels, and it’s a trend that I hope continues. This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick will debut on June 11, 2013 from Delacorte Books for Young Readers:
Rocked by his father’s recent death and his mother’s sudden compulsion to overeat, Jason lashes out by breaking into the abandoned mills and factories that plague his run-down town. Always by his side are his two best friends, Charlie, a fearless thrill junkie, and Cornpup, a geek inventor whose back is covered with cysts. The boys rage against the noxious pollution that suffocates their town and despise those responsible for it; at the same time, they embrace the danger of their industrial wasteland and boast about living on the edge.
Then on a night the boys vandalize one of the mills, Jason makes a costly mistake–and unwittingly becomes a catalyst for change. In a town like his, change should be a good thing. There’s only one problem: change is what Jason fears most of all.
So, let’s take a look at what we have: a male main character, a dangerous environment, two oddball friends, and hard choices that have the potential to change the future. Sign me up! This is probably one of the most unique synopses I’ve read in a while. I can’t believe we have to wait until June 2013 for this one!
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
Let me know in the comments below!