Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Waiting On" Wednesday (4)

Say The Word by Jeannine Garsee
March 17, 2009

Dredging up the past can knock the present right off balance.

The world expects perfection from seventeen-year-old Shawna Gallagher, and for the most part, that’s what they get. She dates the right boys, gets good grades, and follows her father’s every rule. But when her estranged lesbian mother dies, it’s more than perfect Shawna can take. Suddenly, anger from being abandoned ten years ago is resurfacing along with Shawna’s embarrassment over her mother’s other family. As she confronts family secrets and questions from the past, Shawna realizes there’s a difference between doing the perfect thing and doing the right thing.

Shawna’s honest and relatable voice will draw readers in and hold them until the last page in this coming-of-age story. Jeannine Garsee has delivered a compulsively readable second novel, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Laurie Halse Anderson.

This book sounds really good, especially when the publisher compares them to Sarah Dessen and Laurie Halse Anderson. I love coming of age stories. This sounds great and I can't wait for it to be released!


  1. Ooh, I've never even heard of this before but it looks amazing!

  2. I've never heard of this book either. It does sound pretty good I love the title and little thing below the title. It's soo true.
    If you can't read it, it says:
    if everyone wanted you to be perfect
    would you forget to be yourself?


  3. I've seen the cover, but didn't know what it was about. Does sound really good!

    I'm a huge fan of coming of age stories as well. :)


  4. Thank you so much for posting this. I hope you enjoy it. :)

    Jeannine Garsee

  5. this looks like a good book. thanks for the post.

  6. ooh, sounds good. :)
    also, i've tagged you in a little meme over at my blog if your interested.

  7. it sounds like a good book!

    i love your blog by the way!

  8. I never heard of it. But look like its a good book to read :)


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