Thursday, 30 April 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (13)

Idea taken from Breaking The Spine.

Flash Burnout by LK Madigan.

Fifteen-year-old Blake has a girlfriend and a friend who’s a girl. One of them loves him, the other one needs him.

When he snapped a picture of a street person for his photography homework, Blake never dreamed that the woman in the photo was his friend Marissa’s long-lost meth addicted mom. Blake’s participation in the ensuing drama opens up a world of trouble, both for him and for Marissa. He spends the next few months trying to reconcile the conflicting roles of Boyfriend and Friend. His experiences range from the comic (surviving his dad’s birth control talk) to the tragic (a harrowing after-hours visit to the morgue).

In a tangle of life and death, love and loyalty, Blake will emerge with a more sharply defined snapshot of himself.

What do you think? I love the synopsis. It sounds so intriguing and promises a mixture of emotions and thoughts. I really hope it'll be told in Blake's point of view so that I'll know how hard it is for a guy to balance his relationship with a girlfriend and a girl friend. This doesn't seem to be a triangle but I bet there'll be lots of tension here. I simply can't wait! By the way, I don't think the cover looks beautiful but somehow it manages to portray the idea of the book really well.

Get more than a flash of love and friendship in this book on Oct 19th!


prophecygirl said...

Ooh this one does sound good! I kind of like the cover, it's something different.

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of this one. It sounds really interesting!

Steph Su said...

Great pick, Thao! It sounds fascinating from the synopsis, I agree.

Jenna said...

This is actually the book I'm looking most forward to reading this next coming year.

Keri Mikulski said...

Wow! Sounds twisty. :)

Mishel said...

Definitely something unique and different! Great choice =D