Waiting on Wednesday which is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which you show a book that will be releasing soon that you are excited for!
I hadn't heard or seen anything about this book until very recently. It was just in my Goodreads feed and I immediately read the synopsis. Then I quickly added it as to-read.
This is a retelling of Winter's Tale by Shakespeare and it happens to have the best line (of direction) in the play, maybe all of Shakespeare, as the title. I don't know if this will be any good. I didn't hear very good things about E.K. Johnston's first book, but I didn't get the chance to read it. I took a Shakespeare class last semester so the romances are very fresh in my head, this was the last play we read.
E.K. Johnston's spin of making Hermione a pregnant cheer leader and the trials she faces because of that sounds so great. Also, funny that it comes out on the ides of March. Good on you publisher, for a Julius Caesar joke.
Author: E.K. Johnston
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Veronica Mars meets William Shakespeare in E.K. Johnston’s latest brave and unforgettable heroine. Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn’t mean what you think it means. At PHHS, the cheerleaders don’t cheer for the sports teams; they are the sports team—the pride and joy of a tiny town. The team’s summer training camp is Hermione’s last and marks the beginning of the end of…she’s not sure what. She does know this season could make her a legend. But during a camp party, someone slips something in her drink. And it all goes black. In every class, there’s a star cheerleader and pariah pregnant girl. They’re never supposed to be the same person. Hermione struggles to regain the control she’s always had and faces a wrenching decision about how to move on. The assault wasn’t the beginning of Hermione Winter’s story and she’s not going to let it be the end. She won’t be anyone’s cautionary tale.
What are you waiting on this week? Did you read E.K. Johnston's other book? Are you excited for this one? Any fellow Shakespeareans?