Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Release Date: January 15th, 2013 by St. Martin's Press

S u m m a r y :

Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.

Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical,  Uses for Boys  is a story of breaking down and growing up.
via Goodreads ]

Reason for waiting:
I'm all for a good contemporary novel and the cover to this one is interesting. I feel like I could relate to when Anna meets Sam because it was the same concept when I met my husband. His family would sit down and eat dinner together, watch TV together, play board games together... and get along. It wasn't something I was use to.

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. I've been eyeing this up for a while... I love the deep-ish but also cute and romantic and semi-funny contemps!

    Great pick!

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  2. I like the slut-angle. I think I can safely assume that there's going to be some feminist undertones to the slut-shaming she experiences. Definitely something I'd like to read.

    What's mine? Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi. I just finished the first book and I'm so glad that it took me longer to discover it because now I won't have to wait so long!

  3. I have mixed feelings about this... I guess I'll wait for more reviews.

    -Shanise @ Camisado Mind