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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: A Love Story: Starring My Dead Best Friend

This week pre-publication "Can't-wait-to-read" pick is -

A Love Story: Starring My Dead Best Friend
by Emily Horner
Publication Date: Summer 2010 (Dial Books for Young Readers)
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For months, Cass Meyer has heard her best friend Julia, a wannabe Broadway composer, whispering about a top-secret project. Then Julia is killed in a sudden car accident, and while Cass is still reeling from her death, Julia’s boyfriend and her other drama friends make it their mission to bring to fruition the nearly-completed secret project: a musical about an orphaned ninja princess entitled Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad.

Cass isn’t one of the drama people. She doesn’t feel at home with Julia’s drama friends, and she doesn’t see a place for her in the play. Things only get worse when she finds out that Heather Galloway, the girl who made her miserable all through middle school, has been cast as the ninja princess.

Cass can’t take a summer of swallowing her pride and painting sets, so she decides to follow her original plan for a cross-country road trip with Julia. Even if she has a touring bicycle instead of a driver’s license, and even if Julia’s ashes are coming along in Tupperware.

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend is a story about friendship. About love. About traveling a thousand miles just to find yourself. About making peace with the past, and making sense of it. And it’s a story about the bloodiest high school musical one quiet suburb has ever seen.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event to spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. It's hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.




4 comments:

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

I can't wait to read this either!

Leslie said...

omg me either!

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

What a cool find :)

Lauren said...

This one sounds great, doesn't it?! I'm totally coveting it.