Sep 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Meanicures

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Meanicures by Catherine Clark is scheduled to arrive in bookstores on October 12th and I'm very intrigued. I don't think I've ever seen any of her other books, but this blurb piqued my interest.

When three best friends get together, the first thing they talk about these days is always the mean girls in their lives. They decide to banish their enemies by holding a ceremony and burning slips of paper with the mean girls' names on them. But soon afterwards, they discover themselves becoming mean, and they must find a way--with a little help from the owner of their local beauty shop--to reverse the ceremony and revert to the sweet (mostly), kind (if slightly imperfect) personalities. Catherine Clark's first middle-grade novel is a humorous look at the mysterious--and wonderful--nature of friendship.

From Goodreads

We all know what middle school is like. It is the toughest time in most kids' lives because they don't really feel like they fit in anywhere and they are quite awkward due to puberty setting in. I'm sure we could all name a mean girl or two who made our lives difficult. This take on burning a paper effigy of something they despise is not new, but definitely not something I have seen in a younger novel. I'm impatient to see how these girls begin to morph into that which they loathed and how they emerge from the other side.

What are you waiting on this week?

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