Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (56)

Idea taken from Breaking The Spine.

Now I Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan.

Seventeen-year-old Bronwen Oliver doesn't just want a family. She has one of those, and there's nothing terribly wrong with them apart from bickering grandparents, an image-obsessed mother and a brother she describes simply as Jesus. But there's no natural sense of connection between Bronwen and her family, leaving her with the belief -- and the hope -- that she was switched at birth, that she was never supposed to be Bronwen Oliver but someone else entirely.

When she begins dating college senior Jared Sondervan, she finds herself thoroughly embraced by the loving family she has always wanted and does not hesitate to say yes when Jared proposes on her 18th birhday. Plans for the Perfect Beach Wedding before her junior year of college become plans for the Perfect Beach Wedding before her freshman year of college. And a wedding so soon isn't exactly what Bronwen wants. But Jared is. And his family is. Or so she thinks.

Before Bronwen can determine what she truly wants, she must first determine who she truly is, and the answer, she discovers, is only partially what she thought it was. She wasn't switched at birth, but she's also not Bronwen Oliver and hasn't been for a very long time.

I love how this novel sounds, both meaningful and fun at the same time. The characters are a little older so I'm expecting refreshment in thoughts, emotions and actions of them. And we don't usually have wedding scenes of the main leads in YA books so this is a plus.

Join the wedding on June 1st, 2010

1 comment:

Steph Su said...

Oooh, teen marriages. I'd love to read about that. Is there supposed to be some sort of supernatural element to this or something? That last line makes it seem so, but I can't be sure. Guess I'll be checking this book out when it's released!