Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (4)

I haven't done this one in a while, because I'm often not very up to date on what's about to be coming out. I'm trying to change that, so without further ado: Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Basically, I pick a book I'm excited about that's coming out sometime soon.

This week's pick is a book about kids that like punk rock. So even if one of the characters is a chain smoking 16 year old (ick!), I'm in! I mean, YA about punk rock, ohhh yeah!!!!

The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni.
Publication Date: March 4, 2010
Publisher: Penguin
Summary from Penguin Website: Sebastian Prendergast lives in a geodesic dome with his eccentric grandmother, who homeschooled him in the teachings of futurist philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller. But when his grandmother has a stroke, Sebastian is forced to leave the dome and make his own way in town.

Jared Whitcomb is a chain-smoking sixteen-year-old heart-transplant recipient who befriends Sebastian, and begins to teach him about all the things he has been missing, including grape soda, girls, and Sid Vicious. They form a punk band called The Rash, and it's clear that the upcoming Methodist Church talent show has never seen the likes of them. Wholly original, The House of Tomorrow is the story of a young man's self-discovery, a dying woman's last wish, and a band of misfits trying desperately to be heard.

Rock on!


Charlotte said...

What ? You're excited by a book which features a 'chain-smoking sixteen-year-old' ?! Has the world come to an end ? :)

Sounds like a weird-but-cool kind of book. I had absolutely never heard of it, thanks for sharing ! And yep, rock on !

Tales of Whimsy said...

Charlotte cracks me up :)

Interesting book choice :)

Unknown said...

Well I just love the title but this book sounds kind of out there! Cool and unconventional, excellent!

vvb32 reads said...

i wanna read this for the geodesic dome. how neat is that?

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

Ooh, I haven't heard of this one! I'm always a sucker for a book about music. This sounds quite eccentric - I like it. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I also wanted to let you know I have an award for you...

ninefly said...

wow, wholly eccentric characters for sure, I really like the cover layout, very cd-cover-esque XD
I'm thinking of reading Struts and Frets too, wonder if they're similar?

also, award for you here =)

Anonymous said...

I saw this book and thought it sounded interesting too! I'd like to read some reviews on it before I buy it tho. I worry that I might like it, but it might now be appropriate for my 7th graders!

Sandra said...

Interesting choice. I hope it's good. Enjoy.

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