This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Bright Before Sunrise
by Tiffany Schmidt
When Jonah is forced to move from Hamilton to Cross Pointe for the second half of his senior year, "miserable" doesn't even begin to cover it. He feels like the doggy-bag from his mother's first marriage and everything else about her new life—with a new husband, new home and a new baby—is an upgrade. The people at Cross Pointe High School are pretentious and privileged—and worst of all is Brighton Waterford, the embodiment of all things superficial and popular. Jonah’s girlfriend, Carly, is his last tie to what feels real... until she breaks up with him.
For Brighton, every day is a gauntlet of demands and expectations. Since her father died, she’s relied on one coping method: smile big and pretend to be fine. It may have kept her family together, but she has no clue how to handle how she's really feeling. Today is the anniversary of his death and cracks are beginning to show. The last thing she needs is the new kid telling her how much he dislikes her for no reason she can understand. She's determined to change his mind, and when they're stuck together for the night, she finally gets her chance.
Jonah hates her at 3p.m., but how will he feel at 3 a.m.?
One night can change how you see the world. One night can change how you see yourself.
A: I'm excited for this because of Tiffany Schmidt. Her first novel, Send Me a Sign, blew me away so I can't wait to read everything else she writes.
B: YAs written in a guy's point of view always intrigue me. I haven't read many of them because I'm always afraid I won't relate, but everything by John Green is amazing and I learn a lot when looking at the world through a guy's eyes. This book looks like it will be from both perspectives, which is another thing I love.
Expected publication: February 18, 2014