Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Waiting on Wednesday {3}

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This weeks much anticipated book release is:

You Against Me, by Jenny Downham

Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: September 13th 2011
by David Fickling Books

Description from Goodreads

If someone hurts your sister and you’re any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother’s accused of a terrible crime but says he didn’t do it, you defend him, don’t you?
When Mikey’s sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart. When Ellie’s brother is charged with the offence, her world begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide.This is a brave and unflinching novel from the bestselling author of Before I Die. It’s a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it’s a book about love.

This book sounded so intriguing to me just based on the premise. It's an angle for teen books I haven't read before and sounds like it'll be filled with a lot of angst and tangled emotions. The context of the accusation of rape alone is something that's often bitter and very hard to deal with but I'm interested to see how the author with pull everything together. 
This one is from a UK author so it was released last year in Britain. I was so desperate to read this a month back that I almost ordered it from the UK publisher...I will try to hold off until September though!  

What are you waiting for? 


  1. I've got this one on my tbr pile. I love the authors first book Before I Die I'm hoping this one will be just as good.

  2. This really does sound like it will be an interesting read! I'm looking forward to checking it out!