Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (185)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Girl Defective
Author: Simmone Howell
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon & Schuster imprint)

From Goodreads:

In the tradition of High Fidelity and Empire Records, this is the literary soundtrack to Skylark Martin's strange, mysterious, and extraordinary summer.

This is the story of a wild girl and a ghost girl; a boy who knew nothing and a boy who thought he knew everything.

It's a story about Skylark Martin, who lives with her father and brother in a vintage record shop and is trying to find her place in the world. It's about ten-year-old Super Agent Gully and his case of a lifetime. And about beautiful, reckless, sharp-as-knives Nancy. It's about tragi-hot Luke, and just-plain-tragic Mia Casey. It's about the dark underbelly of a curious neighborhood. It's about summer, and weirdness, and mystery, and music.

And it's about life and death and grief and romance. All the good stuff.

This sounds all kinds of funky and off-beat and weird and kind of cool. :)


  1. i really want to read this one too. i enjoy my quirky contemporary reads and this one seems to fit the bill. great cover too.

    hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  2. Cool pick. I'm intrigued by the fact that they live in a vintage record shop. I want to read this now.

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  3. This sounds like my kind of contemporary, with an interesting setting and several quirky characters. Thanks for sharing :).

  4. I have not heard of this one!

  5. It sounds really indie and Unique! I can't wait to read it as well. Addin to my TBR list.

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  6. Thanks for pointing this book out. I hadn't heard of it until now. It's right up my alley.

  7. This sounds really good and I love the super retro cover

  8. Sounds like a good read :)

    My WoW