Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking The Spine where we share upcoming releases that we are excited about!
Title: American Girls
Author: Alison Umminger
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publishing Date: June 7th, 2016
Summary: She was looking for a place to land.
Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she’s had it with her life at home. So Anna “borrows” her stepmom’s credit card an runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister takes her in. But LA isn’t quite the glamorous escape Anna had imagined.
As Anna spends her days on TV and movie sets, she engrosses herself in a project researching the murderous Manson girls—and although the violence in her own life isn’t the kind that leaves physical scars, she begins to notice the parallels between herself and the lost girls of LA, and of America, past and present.
In Anna’s singular voice, we glimpse not only a picture of life on the B-list in LA, but also a clear-eyed reflection on being young, vulnerable, lost, and female in America—in short, on the B-list of life. Alison Umminger writes about girls, sex, violence, and which people society deems worthy of caring about, which ones it doesn’t, in a way not often seen in YA fiction.
Why I’m Waiting…
I don’t remember where or how I came across this upcoming novel but when I did, my eyes lit and I swear the bookish gods bestowed a heavenly light upon me. There’s the feminist aspect to the super angst storyline all set in L.A., I mean come on this book was written for me to read. Honestly I’m all in for stories set in L.A. with angsty stories and a MC that is seeming to look like a fresh voice to be remembered in the bookish community. Honestly, I am willing to do just about anything to get my hands on this.
Also, this cover is just really nice to. The color scheme and angst just screams. I don’t know if it’s just me that is obsessed with angsty stories, or if this is even an angst story?
What are you waiting on this week?