Waiting on Wednesday (63) - Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler8:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Summary (from Goodreads):
Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving and lacking a single memory of the accident that landed her there. What she can remember, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the accident.
As she takes us through her transformation from invisible girl to on-trend Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know that Gabby herself does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why is Gabby left alone to take the fall?
Putting the pieces together will take every ounce of Gabby's strength. As she peels back the layers of her life, she begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex...and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be.
Isn't the cover for Where It Began just so pretty? I sure love the angle they've captured for the cover with the way the girl stares out at us and the light from the sun in the background. The premise for this contemporary novel sure sounds great too! It will be intriguing to discover just what kinds of things Gabby can't remember because of the accident and why her classmates aren't being more supportive. Where It Began is Ann Redisch Stampler's YA debut novel! I can't wait to read this one!