Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (25)

Idea taken from Breaking The Spine

Swoon At Your Own Rish by Sydney Salter.

It’s the summer before senior year and Polly Martin has sworn off boys. Who needs the hurt and confusion? Five recent breakups have left her with an unnatural knowledge of NASCAR, the ultimate hiker’s outfit, a student council position, the sixth highest score on the Donkey Kong machine at the mall, and a summer job at Wild Waves with ex #2 Sawyer Holmes.

Success seems a sure thing when Polly’s grandmother, the syndicated advice columnist, Miss Swoon, moves in for the summer. Polly almost doesn’t mind sharing a room with her little sister, Grace. Think of all the great advice she’ll get!

Everything is going according to plan except…Miss Swoon turns out to be a man-crazy septuagenarian! And then there’s Xander Cooper. If only he wouldn’t keep showing up at Wild Waves with his adorable cousins every afternoon—and what is he writing in that little notebook?

No advice column in the world can prepare Polly for the lessons she learns when she goes on a group camping trip (with three too many ex-boyfriends). Polly is forced to see people for who they are—a blend of good and bad qualities that can’t be reduced to a list or a snappy answer in a Miss Swoon column.

Reasons why I already swoon over this book:

1. It's by Sydney Salter. And you know how much I loved her already. Her writing is honest but light and very hilarious. Just read Big Nose and you'll see.
2. Teen girl getting advice from grandma, sounds fun doesn't it? It's even greater when Ms Swoon is a man crazy one. HAHA
3. Camping trip with not only one but three exes. Hello, what more could you ask for?

Swoon at your own risk over this book on April 5th, 2010. Shall we swoon together then? ^^


Steph Su said...

Hmmm, the synopsis is different than what it would be, but it still sounds like it could be good! I haven't read My Big Nose yet but it's on my shelf. I wonder what the cover is going to look like...? I really like the cover of MBN so I hope it'll be similar or at least related.

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

That looks pretty interesting! :)


Kristen said...

I have her other book at home My Big Nose... and I need to read it! I'll have to check this one out when it comes out as well.

Janice Robertson said...

I don't know if that's your review or just off the back cover, but it sure sounds great! The only thing is that right now April 2010 sounds SO far off! Good thing I have lots of other books to keep me busy right now!
Thanks for sharing this one; I'll definitely be checking it out.