Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Waiting on Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!

Oh please can I have...

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published Date: 2 February 2016
Pre-Order: Amazon | The Book Depository | Dymocks Australia

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.
(summary from Goodreads)


Big yes to this book! It has some great reviews, so I'm definitely looking forward to reading this one.

What book has struck your fancy this week?

16 comments:

  1. That looks really good! I hadn't heard of it before either! Great pick! I'm so adding this one to my TBR. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. I happened to see it because I was browsing a list of books to be released next year and it has such an interesting story. Definitely one to look forward to! Thanks for stopping by, Kim.

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  2. Ohhhh, i am SO looking forward to this one too. So much good potential in this story, i'm glad the reviews are saying its good.

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    1. I agree! With a story like this there's the chance it doesn't work out but from reviews it looks to be a must read! :-)

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  3. I haven't heard of this book before but now I'm curious and excited to read it. It sounds so good!

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    1. It does at that! I'm glad to have found a new one for you. :-D Thanks, Ellie.

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  4. Wow, the online community can be wonderful or frightening. This does sound like a great story. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “SOMEWHERE OUT THERE”

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    1. It does at that. Thanks for stopping by, Laurel-Rain!

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  5. This looks so interesting! I had never heard of it before, but I definitely will be looking into it, as it is a subject that I've personally never read a book about before! Thank you for sharing!
    here's my WoW!

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    1. I haven't read anything like it either, which is definitely part of its appeal. I hope we both enjoy it! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  6. This isn't my kind of read but I hope you enjoy it!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Alma @ A Novel Place

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    1. Thanks, Alma, I appreciate you stopping by! :-D

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  7. Oh I almost made this my WOW this week. It looks soooo good


    My WOW: http://mommywantstoread.blogspot.com/2015/09/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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    1. It really does. Thanks for stopping by, Melissa!

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  8. Oh wow, I hadn't heard of this book before but I'm definitely interested! I love finding new LGBTQ books, yay for diversity in YA!
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions

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    1. Exactly, Ariel! :-D I'm glad to have added a new one to your TBR. Thanks for stopping by!

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