Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger's most anticipated books! This week, my pick is Smashed by Lisa Luedeke.
Summary: "A field hockey star grapples with addiction in this riveting debut that will appeal to fans of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak.
Stay out of trouble for one more year, and Katie Martin can leave her small town loneliness behind forever. She is a field hockey star on the fast track to a college scholarship, but her relationship with alcohol has always been a little questionable. Then trouble finds her. Alec is the most popular guy in school, and also the biggest bully—with his sights set firmly on Katie. When Alec turns on the charm, Katie thinks she must have been wrong about him.
Except that she wasn’t. On a rain-soaked, alcohol-drenched night, one impulsive decision leaves Katie indebted to Alec in the worst possible way. This debut novel is a fast-paced and compelling story of addiction, heartbreak, and redemption."
Why I Can't Wait: The fact that says this will appeal to fans of Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak immediately makes me want to read this. I'm a huge fan of Speak, and if a book has the honor of being compared to it, than it must be made of win! Smashed sounds like a darker contemporary novel, and this intrigues me. I'm already wondering what Katie did and how she's indebted to Alec!
What do you guys think? Is this something you'll be checking out?
Expected publication: August 21st 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry Books