Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (24): Like Mandarin

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title:  Like Mandarin
Author: Kirsten Hubbard
Release Date (dd/mm/yy): 08/03/11
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Why am I waiting on this?

The cover is unique in its extreme simplicity. I love the description of the book. The author is wonderful. Contemporary. Let me introduce you to Hubbard's LIKE MANDARIN BLOG TOUR. ;)

I actually went nuts and asked my mum to pre-order it for me (my bank account is out of order for now, so no Paypal action), so yay I'll be receiving this soon!!

Synopsis (Goodreads):

It's hard finding beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming, but 14-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild-girl Mandarin Ramey: 17, shameless and utterly carefree. Grace would give anything to be like Mandarin.

When they're united for a project, they form an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and searching for someplace magic. Grace plays along when Mandarin suggests they run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds plaguing their badlands town.

Because all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken, and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, no friendship can withstand betrayal.


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