Wed, February 20, 2013

Waiting On How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend book cover

How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend
By Allyson Valentine Schrier
Philomel, 304 pages
To be released June 13, 2013

A funny and smart romantic comedy about getting the guy. . . and finding yourself.

Sophomore Nora Fulbright is the most talented and popular new cheerleader on the Riverbend High cheer squad. Never mind that she used to be queen of the nerds—a chess prodigy who answered every question first, aced every test and repelled friends at every turn—because this year, Nora is determined to fully transition from social pupa to full blown butterfly, even if it means dumbing down her entire schedule. But when funny, sweet and very cute Adam moves to town and steals Nora’s heart with his untra-smarts and illegally cute dimple, Nora has a problem. How can she prove to him that she’s not a complete airhead? Nora devises a seemingly simple plan to barter her way into Adam’s classes that involves her classmates, friends—and her older brother Phil’s award-winning AP history paper. But soon, Nora can barely keep track of her trades, and struggles to stay in control of her image.

In the end, the only thing that can save Nora is a chess tournament—that she has to compete in wearing her cheerleading uniform. Can she prove to everyone that she can be both a butterfly and a nerd?

Allyson Valentine has created a story so full of enamoring characters, pitch-perfect humor, and delightfully frustrating romance that it will leave you cheering. Great for fans of Stephanie Perkins’s Anna and the French Kiss, Susanne Colosanti and Sarah Dessen.

— Goodreads.com description

Oh, hello, does this sentence pretty much sum up what I like in a book or what — “A funny and smart romantic comedy about getting the guy. . . and finding yourself.” LOVES IT!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile said:

    Okay, so I love the combination of and airhead and a nerd all rolled into one awesome character that will be Allyson. Great pick! =D

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  2. Fara @ Tumbling In Books said:

    Your WoW post is always AWESOME. Added to my TBR pile :)

    Here’s my WoW :)

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  3. Bookworm1858 said:

    I really like the sound of romantic comedy! Excited to see Nora discover that she can cheerlead and like to play chess.

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  4. Em D. said:

    This sounds like a really great contemporary. Great pick! I’ll have to check it out.

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  5. Arianna said:

    This looks really cute! Thanks for the suggestion. Please check out my WoW!

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  6. Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide said:

    This one looks super cute! Can’t wait to hear more things about it :)

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  7. Cecelia said:

    Ah, sounds like a stellar YA contemporary – anything that’s compared to Dessen and Colasanti in the same breath usually is. Nice pick!

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  8. Katie @ Youth Literature Reviews said:

    This sounds so great! There are a lot of awesome books coming out this summer.

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  9. Allison L said:

    This sounds like a super cute romantic comedy type of story. I think I will definitely have to add it to my TBR list! :)

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  10. Rebecca said:

    This sounds super cute! Going on the TBR.

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  11. Kim said:

    I want to read this one too!

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  12. Jamie said:

    I can’t wait for this one either!!

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  13. jen said:

    YAY this sounds awesome!

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