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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jilly at Breaking The Spine.   It features each blogger's most anticipated books.  This week, my pick is How (Not) To Find a Boyfriend by Allyson Valentine. 

Summary:  Sophomore Nora Fulbright is the most talented and popular new cheerleader on the Riverbend High cheer squad. Never mind that she used to be queen of the nerds—a chess prodigy who answered every question first, aced every test and repelled friends at every turn—because this year, Nora is determined to fully transition from social pupa to full blown butterfly, even if it means dumbing down her entire schedule. But when funny, sweet and very cute Adam moves to town and steals Nora’s heart with his untra-smarts and illegally cute dimple, Nora has a problem. How can she prove to him that she’s not a complete airhead? 

Nora devises a seemingly simple plan to barter her way into Adam’s classes that involves her classmates, friends—and her older brother Phil’s award-winning AP history paper. But soon, Nora can barely keep track of her trades, and struggles to stay in control of her image.

In the end, the only thing that can save Nora is a chess tournament—that she has to compete in wearing her cheerleading uniform. Can she prove to everyone that she can be both a butterfly and a nerd?

Allyson Valentine has created a story so full of enamoring characters, pitch-perfect humor, and delightfully frustrating romance that it will leave you cheering.  Great for fans of Stephanie Perkins's< Anna and the French Kiss, Susanne Colosanti and Sarah Dessen.
There are some great authors mentioned in this summary.  Which leaves me feeling this nervous anticipation.  I will read the book.  I have to.  The summary sounds incredibly adorable and perfectly like the type of book I would drool over.  Nerds getting the super cute boy?  Yes please.  And I always have loved main boy crushes with the name Adam.  There is just something about that name...

Expected Publication:  June 13, 2013 by Philomel


  1. Sounds like a really cute book! I'm not sure it is for me, but if my library had it I would definitely pick it up.

  2. That sounds so cute! And seeing as I aim to read some contemporaries this year, I'm putting it on the list :)

  3. I think this one sounds fabulous. I can't wait to read it. Great WoW pick!


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