Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine where bloggers post spotlights on upcoming releases that they're eagerly anticipating.
This week, my pick is Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy. Publication Date: March 13th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Goodreads summary: Charlotte and Oliver have been friends forever. She knows that he, Abe, and Trip consider her to be one of the guys, and she likes it that way. She likes being the friend who keeps them all together. Likes offering a girl's perspective on their love lives. Likes being the behind-the-scenes wordsmith who writes all the lyrics for the boys' band. Char has a house full of stepsisters and a past full of backstabbing (female) ex-best friends, so for her, being friends with boys is refreshingly drama-free...until it isn't any more.
When a new boy enters the scene and makes Char feel like, well, a total girl...and two of her other friends have a falling out that may or may not be related to one of them deciding he possibly wants to be more than friendswith Char...being friends with all these boys suddenly becomes a lot more complicated.
Why I'm waiting on it: I really like this concept. Too often I see a book where it's the complete opposite scenario: the girl only has girl friends, or the girl has one boy and one girl friend, etc. Maybe it's just me and my lack of perception, but I haven't seen a book with a female narrator and she only has male friends. If you know of books that are similar to this, feel free to write them in the comments and I'd be more than happy to check 'em out!