Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (15): Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine spotlighting upcoming releases.

The new website The Contemps has been getting lots of blogger press in the last few weeks. I finally checked it out and was really impressed with the selections of contemporary realistic YA fiction.

Celebrate realistic YA with The Contemps!

Here is one of the upcoming titles:

Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith
April 28, 2011

WHO ZAN IS: Blow-your-mind brilliant. Stop-your-heart gorgeous. Hold-your-breath clever. WHO ZAN WAS: Joy’s boyfriend. WHY JOY NEEDS HIM BACK: So she can breathe again. WHAT THAT MEANS: An elaborate road trip involving a SAAB 900, Sprite, and Barry Manilow. Oh, and Noah, Zan’s irritating-but-almost-charming ex-best friend. Original and insightful, quirky and crushing, Joy’s story is told in surprising and artfully shifting flashbacks between her life then and her life now. Exquisite craft and wry, relatable humor signal the arrival of Emily Wing Smith as a breakout talent.


  1. While I don't care for the cover at all, I think this is worth a second look. I hope you get it soon, because I want to read your review :)

  2. This one sounds great! Awesome pick :)

  3. This one sounds cute! I've never heard of it and I'm a fan of wry humor so I'll be looking for your review of this one:)

  4. The title of this one is almost sad! But it looks like the book itself will be funny, so I'll have to look into it!

    Check mine out here:


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