Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Waiting on Wednesday:...Why I Hate Her

Waiting on Wendnesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a weekly event all about upcoming release we can't wait to get into!
The Complete History of Why I Hate Her by Jennifer Richard Jacobson




From Goodreads:
The Complete History of Why I Hate HerNola befriends Carly, but Carly turns out to be much more complicated than the standard summer buddy--her borderline personality can turn on Nola in a flash. As the girls' instant friendship unhinges by subtle, increasingly powerful turns, the commonplace becomes dramatic--and the outcome unforgettable.
From Amazon:
Seventeen-year-old Nola is working as a waitress in a Maine resort for a summer away from home. This means she has left her 13-year-old sister, a cancer patient to whom she is credibly devoted, at home while she explores her own life. When she first meets a peer named Carly, no red flags go up, but as the summer goes on, Nola becomes acutely aware of Carly’s manipulations of others in order to acquire, chameleon-like, their hairstyles, boyfriends, even, apparently, little sisters. When Nola’s little sister shows up in Maine, it appears as though she has come at Carly’s beckoning. Nola struggles to regain control of her own feelings about the teens in Maine and her physically fragile sister’s needs. Although not all of the characters here are fully developed, Nola’s sister is well constructed and offers some good insights, sometimes in haiku and sometimes in conversation, and teens anxious for friends would be wise to recognize Carly as potentially dangerous. A compelling story of self-discovery with plenty of insights into the motivations that drive relationships.

Off now to check out everyone's WoWs. X

11 comments:

Guinevere said...

That looks really interesting! Having had some truly poisonous friendships as a teen, I tend to be intrigued by YA books that address that sort of issue. It's SO hard to dump a bad friend when you're a teenager.

Jan von Harz said...

Sounds like a perfect summer read.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Books) said...

This sounds good. I'll check it out!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

HMM a bad friendship...I agree with Guinevere, I think it's hard to dump a friend in this day and age even more so than back in "the day" with computers - sounds like a great book, I hope you enjoy it!

Mary said...

Lots of drama!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Very interesting subject!! Sounds like an issue that needs to be addressed in YA!

Alayne said...

Great pick, looks really intriguing. And the title is awesome. My WOW and review of Day For Night by Frederick Reiken are up at The Crowded Leaf.

Wendy said...

Great title - it sounds really good!!

Sa Toya said...

The title is what initially grabbed me. I now what it's like being in a poisonous friendship.Which is why I chose it!

DRAMA right!

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

This sounds like it might turn out to be really good. I feel like maybe Carly is suffering from a mental disorder? Those can be very tricky friendships, indeed! Great pick!

Book Sake said...

I saw this one online before and thought it might be interesting as well.

My pick is at BookSake.