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Title: Flash Point by Nancy KressWant? Add to your Goodreads list!
Release Date: November 8th 2012
Published by: Viking Juvenile
Summary (from Goodreads):
Reality TV meets a chillingly realistic version of America--and the fame game is on!
Amy had dreams of going to college, until the Collapse destroyed the economy and her future. Now she is desperate for any job that will help support her terminally ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. When she finds herself in the running for a slot on a new reality TV show, she signs on the dotted line, despite her misgivings. And she's right to have them. TLN's Who Knows People, Baby--You? has an irresistible premise: correctly predict what the teenage cast will do in a crisis and win millions. But the network has pulled strings to make it work, using everything from 24/7 hidden cameras to life-threatening technology to flat-out rigging. Worse, every time the ratings slip, TLN ups the ante. Soon Amy is fighting for her life--on and off camera.
Why I'm waiting for Flash Point:
Okay, this sounds a little bit like a mash-up of The Girl in the Arena and First Date plus a side of The Hunger Games. A nice combination, if you ask me. How do you predict what teenagers will do in a crisis? That seriously makes me so interested. Reality TV turned gruesome. Sign me up!
Title: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-MillsWant? Add to your Goodreads list!
Release Date: October 8th 2012
Published by: Flux
Summary (from Goodreads):
Gabe Williams is a guy with big summer plans. He’s got a job as a radio DJ, following in the footsteps of his mentor, and he wants to move far away after graduation. He’s also hoping his best friend Paige will fall in love with him—she’s smart, she’s hot, and she tolerates his music habit. He couldn’t ask for more. His only problem? The rest of the world has known him as Elizabeth for the last eighteen years.
BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FOR UGLY CHILDREN is the story of how Gabe learns to be a guy so he can leave Elizabeth behind. Some good things happen in the course of his summer—Gabe graduates, gets asked out, and gets loved by the fans of his show. But he also gets outed and threatened, and he must defend himself against violence that’s rooted in fear. In essence, Gabe’s journey to find himself is the same one we all take. His is just electrified, amplified, and broadcast into the night.
Why I'm waiting for Beautiful Music for Ugly Children:
This sounds like Shrinking Violet but in reverse. It's a radio DJ who is a guy, pretending to be a girl. I wonder how he does that? I can only imagine what people's reaction will be if they found out the girl they listen to is actually a guy. I think this one is worth a shot. Intriguing. Makes me want to read it now!
So what are your WoW picks this week? Share them please!