Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Water Balloon by Audrey Vernick

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to showcase upcoming books that you can't wait to read.

My anxiously awaited title this week is:

Water Balloon by Audrey Vernick
Publish Date: September 5, 2011 
Publisher: Clarion Books
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Audience: Middle Grade

From Goodreads:
Marley's life feels as precarious as an overfull water balloon--one false move and everything will burst. Marley's lifelong best friends appear to be ditching her and her parents, newly separated, have decided she should spend the summer with her dad in his generic subdivision house, with a summer job she didn't ask for and certainly doesn’t want. On the up side there is a very cute boy who loves dogs as much as Marley does living across the street . . . but young love can be rocky too, with lots of opportunity for humiliation and misinterpreted signals. Luckily Marley is a girl who trusts her instincts and knows the truth when she sees it, attributes that make her immensely appealing and make her transitional summer worthwhile and satisfying to experience alongside her. 

Even though Water Balloon is Audrey Vernick's first novel, you might already know her from the hilarious picture book Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten. If Water Balloon is even half as endearing as her Buffalo books, this novel is going to be a home run. 


  1. Sounds like a good read!

    Awesome pick!

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  2. This one sounds like a great summer the cover, too.

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  3. Awww!! This looks so sweet!! Thank you for sharing, I love Middle Grade books every once in awhile!

  4. Thank you so much for picking my book this Wednesday, Beth! I'm in the agonizing waiting-for-reviews stage, and so grateful for all positive signs. (First review came in yesterday--a beauty from Kirkus! But so many still to come...)

  5. This sounds like a sweet story! I hope you love it! :)

  6. Awh sounds perfect for summer! Plus Middle Grade! awesome :)

  7. I love the sound of it! It sounds very honest and realistic, touching on the rockier sides of young love. Great choice!