Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)
Title: Saving Montgomery Sole
Author: Mariko Tamaki
Release Date: April 19, 2016
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan imprint)
Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, forced to go to a school full of jocks and girls who don't even know what irony is. It would all be impossible if it weren't for her best friends, Thomas and Naoki. The three are also the only members of Jefferson High's Mystery Club, dedicated to exploring the weird and unexplained, from ESP and astrology to super powers and mysterious objects.
Then there's the Eye of Know, the possibly powerful crystal amulet Monty bought online. Will it help her predict the future or fight back against the ignorant jerks who make fun of Thomas for being gay or Monty for having two moms? Maybe the Eye is here just in time, because the newest resident of their small town is scarier than mothmen, poltergeists, or, you know, gym.
I'm looking forward to this. I've read Mariko's (You) Set Me on Fire, which was about being a first year at college and being away from home and toxic relationships and girls kissing girls. It felt rather Canadian. And there's This One Summer. I'm curious as to how this book will go, what will happen to Montgomery in this small town, what she'll discover. It's intriguing when authors can write somewhat different books.