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Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

This week, my pick is...

Going Underground by Susan Vaught. Del is a good kid who’s been caught in horrible circumstances. At 17, he’s trying to put his life together after an incident in his past that made him a social outcast—and a felon. As a result, he can’t get into college; the only job he can find is digging graves; and when he finally meets a girl he might fall in love with, there’s a whole sea of complications that threaten to bring the world crashing down around him again. But what has Del done? In flashbacks to Del’s 14th year, we slowly learn the truth: his girlfriend texted him a revealing photo of herself, a teacher confiscated his phone, and soon the police were involved.
Basing her story on real-life cases of teens in trouble with the law for texting explicit photos, Susan Vaught has created a moving portrait of an immensely likable character caught up in a highly controversial legal scenario.

This sounds like a fascinating read to me! I like that it's based on a serious and relevant issue that affects many teenagers, especially since not a lot of novels deal with "sexting" (spreading naked pictures of girls and boys through texting). The cover is pretty creative too, and the positioning of the title and author is neat. GOING UNDERGROUND will be released in September 2011.

What are you waiting on?


Lisa @ Read.Breathe.Relax. said...

This is truly a unique story! It reminds me a bit of Holes, with the boy-being-punished-for-an-accident type of plot. Great pick! :)

I can't wait for The Mephisto Covanent!

Rida (Raindrop Reflections) said...

The cover has me feeling a little claustrophobic. And the plot sounds really good, too.

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