Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Waiting on Wednesday (6)
This Wednesday, I’m waiting on The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker, releasing on January 1, 2012. It sounds like a sweet contemporary, and hurray for small town girls, because I’m kind of one of them. Without further ado, here’s more about the book:
Fourteen-year-old Kentucky girl Ricki Jo Winstead, who would preferred to be called Ericka, thank you very much, is eager to shed her farmer’s daughter roots and become part of the popular crowd at her small town high school. She trades her Bible for Seventeenmagazine, buys new “sophisticated” clothes and somehow manages to secure a tenuous spot at the cool kids table. She’s on top of the world, even though her best friend and the boy next door Luke says he misses “plain old Ricki Jo.”
Caught between being a country girl and wannabe country club girl, Ricki Jo begins to forget who she truly is: someone who doesn’t care what people think and who wouldn’t let a good-looking guy walk all over her. It takes a serious incident out on Luke’s farm for Ricki Jo to realize that being a true friend is more important than being popular.
What are you guys waiting on this Wednesday? Leave a link and I’ll be sure to pass by!