“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Tumbling

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


Tumbling by Caela Carter

Hardcover, 432 pages
Publication Date: Jun. 7th, 2016
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780451473004
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

 

Work harder than anyone.
Be the most talented.
Sacrifice everything.
And if you’re lucky, maybe you will go to the Olympics.

Grace lives and breathes gymnastics—but no matter how hard she pushes herself, she can never be perfect enough.

Leigh, Grace’s best friend, has it all: a gymnastics career, a normal high-school life… and a secret that could ruin everything.

Camille wants to please her mom, wants to please her boyfriend, and most of all, wants to walk away.

Wilhemina was denied her Olympic dream four years ago, and she won’t let anything stop her again. No matter what.

Monica is terrified. Nobody believes in her—and why should they?

By the end of the two days of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials, some of these girls will be stars. Some will be going home with nothing. And all will have their lives changed forever.

So, I LOVE gymnastics. I was a gymnast from age 4-12. I watch the Summer Olympics specifically for gymnastics, and, when I was a kid, I wanted to be Shannon Miller. (She’s Gold Medal winning Olympic gymnast for those who are unaware of her awesomeness.) In fact, the whole 1996 Olympic female gymnastics team were my everything! It also makes me think of the movie Stick It (which I loved, no lies!) Pretty much anything related to this sport/competition, I’m here for it. So the fact that someone in YA is finally writing about this world just makes me SO  HAPPY! I cannot WAIT to see what happens in this novel. I also love that there are so many characters and we will (hopefully) see different viewpoints of these teens who have all different dreams relating to gymnastics. I also kinda like that the description is a little light on the details. It lends the story a little more mystery (without it actually being a mystery.) I’m really curious/excited to get started!

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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: I’ll Meet You There

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


 

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication Date: Feb. 3rd 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: 9780805097955
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.

Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.

I really enjoyed the other book I read by Demetrios, Something Real, much more than I thought I was going to. Between her writing, and this blurb for her new book, I’m so on board to read this book. It just sounds like a fantastic piece of realistic fiction, and I like the way she portrayed her characters, so I’m looking forward to seeing how Skylar and Josh act in this next release. I can’t wait to get started!

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