Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"Waiting on" Wednesday: Guy in Real Life

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme used to highlight the books we are most looking forward to getting our hands on. It is hosted by Jill over at BreakingTheSpine, so make sure you check out the Linky to read more fun posts and expand your tbr pile!

Title: Guy in Real Life

Author: Steve Brezenoff

Release Date: May 27th, 2014

Summary: (GoodreadsAn achingly real and profoundly moving love story about two Minnesota teens whose lives become intertwined through school, role-playing games, and a chance two-a.m. bike accident.

It is Labor Day weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota, and boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning: Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; and Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Bj√∂rk and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should pick themselves up, continue on their way, and never talk to each other again. 

But they don’t.

This is a story of two people who do not belong in each other’s lives, who find each other at a time when they desperately need someone who doesn’t belong in their lives. A story of those moments when we act like people we aren’t in order to figure out who we are. A story of the roles we all play—at school, at home, with our friends, and without our friends—and the one person who might show us what lies underneath it all.

My Thoughts: I can't think of any book that I have read that sounded similar to this. I particularly have a couple kids in minds who might find this particularly interesting due to the gaming angle. I'm also a sucker for chance encounter love stories. Can't wait to read this one!

What are you waiting on this week?

3 comments:

  1. I am dying for this book now! Great choice I cant wait to get my hands on this book =)
    Here's my WoW
    http://bookstothetea.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sounds promising right? Might live up to its claims of originality! Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. Just saw this one on somebody else's WOW. It does look really good! Thanks for sharing! Here's mine - http://alisbooks.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/waiting-on-wednesday-8/

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