Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (145) The Boomerang Effect

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:57 PM with 6 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

The Boomerang Effect

Author: Gordan Jack
Publisher: Harper
Release Date: November 8, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It all started with a harmless prank. But now high school junior (and resident stoner) Lawrence Barry is one step away from reform school unless he participates in a mentorship program. His mentee? Spencer Knudsen, a Norwegian exchange student with Spock-like intelligence but the social skills of the periodic table.

Then disaster strikes—Homecoming week. When someone dressed as the school Viking mascot starts destroying the fairy tale–inspired floats, all suspicion falls on Lawrence. Add to the mix a demon Goth girl named Zoe, a Renaissance LARPing group, an overzealous yearbook editor, and three vindictive chickens, and Lawrence soon realizes that his situation may be a little out of control. But Spencer seems to have some answers. In fact, Spencer may be the one friend Lawrence never knew he needed.

Why I'm excited:
This sounds like so much fun. I love a good book with a teen male protagonist. And I have serious cover love going on. I'll definitely have my eyes open for this one.

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  1. This does sound like a lot of fun! I agree that it's good there's a male protagonist....we definitely need more of that in YA. Great pick!

  2. OMG! This is such an odd sounding book which means I really have to pick it up. And that cover.... Thanks for sharing it because I haven't seen it before and it looks like something I have to have!

  3. Omg that cover though!!! It sounds like a great book which is definitely a guarantee that I will check it out♥
    Thanks for sharing!

    Jumana @ Books by Jay
    MY WOW

  4. This sounds fun. The whole idea plus the Renaissance LARP group caught my eye- could be really funny too! Nice one- I may have to read it...

  5. There's definitely a shortage of male protagonist in YA, so this one's a good pick!

  6. One of the things I love about the YA community is how successful woman writers get to be, but yes, there is a huge gap in YA books with male protagonists. It's so important to instill a love of reading early on, and to keep it going during the teen years is hard. Hopefully this book is good and gets some teen boys to read outside of school. It does sound fun and I love the cover too.


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