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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and lets bloggers spotlight the upcoming releases they’re anxious to read.

My W.O.W for this week is The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney.

Okay. There’s no cover for this book. (that’s a mockup one I made for this post because I miss doing graphic design in my media classes and I had a spare five minutes. And I’m a little nerdy)

There’s no release date for it either, except for Fall 2010.  But what it does have is an intriguing synopsis!

From author Daisy Whitney’s site:  “The story of a student-run, underground justice league at a prestigious boarding school and the complications that ensue during a date rape case. The group takes its name and inspiration from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • I’m a law and crime fiction junkie, and to see that translated a bit into the YA genre is great.(Just ask my friend the lawyer who I make spout legal jargon)
  • The synopsis is killer.
  • I thought I’d be interesting if a class was to read To Kill a Mockingbird and then The Mockingbirds in tandem.
  • The author is awesome and does interesting work with media (one of my degree’s interests)
And next week’s is the new Babysitters Club novel, a prequel that lands in March 2010!  2010 is going to be a good release year..  wait till you see the mock cover for that book


Jo Knowles’ Jumping off Swings arrives in stores August 11, but you can win a free signed! copy by entering Jo’s new contest. Not only will you receive Jumping Off Swings, but a copy of Jo’s first book, Lessons from a Dear Girl (highly recommended!) which arrives in paperback the same day.

You can help her celebrate the book release by sending a photo of you jumping off a swing, or even just swinging on a swing, for her slide show.

Check out her Livejournal for more details, and to see the slide show, as well as ways you can increase your chance of winning.

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