Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm picking:
Faking Normal by
Courtney C. Stevens
February 25th 2014
by HarperCollins Children's Books
An edgy, realistic, and utterly captivating novel from an exciting new voice in teen fiction.
Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer.
Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively
scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more
than the inside does.
When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward
boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an
unlikely friend in "the Kool-Aid Kid," who has secrets of his own. As
they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to
deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally face
A searing, poignant book, Faking Normal is the extraordinary debut novel from an exciting new author-Courtney C. Stevens.
Why I'm Waiting:
Already I want to find out what happened to Alexi. Plus, I enjoy discovering new authors. I am definitely waiting on this book.