Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Waiting on Wednesday: Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine to show upcoming releases that we can't wait to read (aka going crazy waiting for). This weeks book is:
Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy
Hardcover, 656 pages
Expected publication: March 24th 2015 by Simon Pulse
(Goodreads Synopsis) A heartfelt, humorous story of a teen boy’s impulsive road trip after the shock of his lifetime—told entirely in lists!
Darren hasn't had an easy year.
There was his parents’ divorce, which just so happened to come at the same time his older brother Nate left for college and his longtime best friend moved away. And of course there’s the whole not having a girlfriend thing.
Then one Thursday morning Darren's dad shows up at his house at 6 a.m. with a glazed chocolate doughnut and a revelation that turns Darren’s world inside out. In full freakout mode, Darren, in a totally un-Darren move, ditches school to go visit Nate. Barely twenty-four hours at Nate’s school makes everything much better or much worse—Darren has no idea. It might somehow be both. All he knows for sure is that in addition to trying to figure out why none of his family members are who they used to be, he’s now obsessed with a strangely amazing girl who showed up out of nowhere but then totally disappeared.
Told entirely in lists, Todd Hasak-Lowy's debut YA novel perfectly captures why having anything to do with anyone, including yourself, is:
3. ridiculously complicated
4. possibly, hopefully the right thing after all.
I have a thing for road trips. I love them and love reading books about them. The adventure is so awesome and then getting to see people as they let things go and grow into someone/something so much better. This book definitely sounds right up my alley.
What are you "waiting on"?