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Waiting on Wednesday (14)


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I don't know why this one appeals to me, but it does. I guess the synopsis reminds me of the movie Big from the 1980s. I liked that movie. The cover sort of gives me this creepy carnival feeling. I really don't like carnivals (because of clowns). I don't think I'm supposed to get the creepy vibe, but the concept behind the book is a little dark. Trading your face for unfathomable beauty? Nothing good can come of that. Oh, and did I mention that a carnival setting is also the same setting as one of my all time favorite spooky reads: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury? Beauty by Lisa Daily hits shelves May 2012.

What’s it like to be the most beautiful girl in the world?

Molly desperately wants to be beautiful. And that’s what she tells Dharma, the mysterious portrait artist who sketches her face at the town fair just minutes after she’s humiliated in front of Hudson, the guy of her dreams. When Molly wakes up the following morning, she’s the most beautiful girl in Miracle, Ohio. Babies coo in her arms, her house fills with flowers from dozens of drooling boys, and she’s chosen to be a model for the hottest store in town. Best of all, Hudson finally falls for her.

But Molly soon discovers that beauty—and her wish—comes with a price. She’s faced with an impossible choice: Will reclaiming her true identity mean letting go of Hudson for good?


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Review: The Search for Delicious

The Search for Delicious Natalie Babbitt
Product Details

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (August 21, 2007)
ISBN-10: 9780312369828
Source: My personal book

Summary from Amazon: Gaylen, the King’s messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided.

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