Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (39): I Am J

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I Am JI Am J by Cris Beam due out March 1, 2011 from Little, Brown. 

Book Description

"Hola, Jeni."
J spun. His stomach clenched hard, as though he'd been hit. It was just the neighbor lady, Mercedes. J couldn't muster a hello back, not now; he didn't care that she'd tell his mom he'd been rude. She should know better. Nobody calls me Jeni anymore.
J always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a "real boy" and started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible - from his family, from his friends...from the world. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he's done hiding - it's time to be who he really is. And this time he is determined not to give up, no matter the cost.
An inspiring story of self-discovery, of choosing to stand up for yourself, and of finding your own path - readers will recognize a part of themselves in J's struggle to love his true self.
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  1. Great pick! This sounds good! My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

  2. I ma so excited about this one too. I had it on my Wow a few weeks ago. Too bad we still have a few months to wait!

  3. Just added this one to my list, it looks like a good one. The cover didn't really catch my attention first but I like the synopsis. Great pick!

  4. Oh, I love the sound of this one, too! So different and it definitely breaks the mold...we need more books like this!

  5. Really fabulous pick, this one sounds really interesting and emotional. And I love the cover, the zipper is such an interesting graphic:)

  6. Hola Jeni! Haha Okay good description :D Thanks for stopping by xD

  7. How to Knit a Heart Back Home
    By Rachael Herron
    Publication date: March 1, 2011

    Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.

    In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.

  8. A fabulous pick! It looks really good. Merry Christamas and Happy Reading :)
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    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  9. Interesting! looks good.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Katie @ Novel Society

  10. Sounds like an interesting story!

  11. Sounds really good , saw it a few times around might have to check it out.

    My WOW

  12. Haven't heard of this before but it sounds great, hope you enjoy it when you get it!
    Thanks for stopping by =)

  13. I have seen this one around the blog world and it looks good. I think I am going to have to add it to my tbr pile.


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