Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #150

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

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Expected publication- February 2016 

Goodreads Summary:

The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is: Am I a boy, or am I a girl?

Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. The thing is . . . Riley isn’t exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in uber-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley’s so-called “normal” life.

On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it’s REALLY like to be a gender-fluid teenager. But just as Riley’s starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley’s real identity, threatening exposure. Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything.

This sounds exactly like something I'd love, so I'm excited to read it. 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Happy waiting, and happy reading, everyone! 


  1. I hadn't heard of this before, but it sounds really good. I hope you get to read it soon. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! :)
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  2. I tend to stick to female authors, but I'll break my trend for this one! It sounds like something I'd love too - sharp, topical, liberal. Nice pick!

  3. Nice! That's a new to me one! Hope you enjoy it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  4. I like this one. Seems really interesting and I like the premise of the story. Nice pick!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  5. The cover, title & the blurb depicts it's going to be a great read!! 😍

  6. AHHH this one sounds so amazing! I can't wait for it to come out either. I also adore the simplicity of the cover.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. Sounds like an interesting read. Great pick, Sarika! :)

  8. Definitely have never read any book with a gender-fluid protag before - but now I'd like to! Sounds super enlightening.

  9. Sounds interesting. Must consider checking this out.


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