"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where we highlight some of the upcoming books we can't wait to read!
Jessica's Waiting on:
Author: Julie Murphy
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 9th, 2017
Summary: Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. One of only two out lesbians in her small town and standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the responsible adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, her responsibilities weigh more heavily than ever. The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. As Ramona falls more in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift as well, and she must decide if knowing who she is is more important than figuring out who she might become.
I loved Julie's previous book, Dumplin', so it was only natural for me to be excited abut this one as well. I definitely got hooked on the summary, because it's the kind of plot I've never really read before -- someone's life being affected after a natural disaster, especially one I was alive for, such as Hurricane Katrina. I'm excited to see where this story leads, and I'm also intrigued by the cover. I can't wait!