Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Sharp Time

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight books we can't wait for.

The Sharp Time, by Mary O'Connell
240 pages
8 November 2011

The GoodReads summary:
Sandinista Jones is a high school senior with a punk rock name and a broken heart. The death of her single mother has left Sandinista alone in the world, subject to the random vulnerability of everyday life. When the school system lets her down, her grief and instability intensify, and she ponders a violent act of revenge.

Still, in the midst of her crisis, she gets a job at The Pale Circus, a funky vintage clothing shop, and finds friendship and camaraderie with her coworker, a boy struggling with his own secrets.

Even as Sandinista sees the failures of those with power and authority, she's offered the chance to survive through the redemptive power of friendship. Now she must choose between faith and forgiveness or violence and vengeance.

I love me some angsty teenage drama, and this book sounds like it'll definitely give me a lot of that. Plus, the "funky vintage clothing shop" sounds awesome--I love clothes, and reading about them is almost as good as actually getting to buy them myself.


  1. Such a pretty cover! And the summary sounds really interesting as well. :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

  2. I read a WoW post about this book a while ago and I think it's one I would love to read as well. The summary is so enticing.

  3. Yes, this definitely sounds cool. Thanks for sharing. I haven't heard anything about this book until now. I'll be looking forward to it now. Have a great day!

  4. Sounds very heart-wrenching. Great new title for me. Thanks.

  5. Never heard of this one before! It does sound very drama-y! :) Great choice.

    Xpresso Reads

  6. This sounds really good! The cover is quite lovely, too. Thanks!

  7. I like the sound of this one. I'm with you about the clothes and the angst!

    Our WOW is at Book Sake.

  8. I love the cover, and the book sounds great, too. Thanks for pointing this out!

  9. wow wow wow! thank you for choosing this one,
    otherwise I might have not heard of it and it sounds JUST like my type of book!

    adding it to my 'can't wait for' pile!

  10. I've always love Teen Drama. It sounds like very interesting. Thank you for sharing with us. Happy Reading!



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