Waiting on Wednesday (16): Going Underground

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

My WoW:
Going Underground
Susan Vaught
Expected publication: September 13th 2011 by Bloomsbury USA

Summary:

Del is a good kid who’s been caught in horrible circumstances. At 17, he’s trying to put his life together after an incident in his past that made him a social outcast—and a felon. As a result, he can’t get into college; the only job he can find is digging graves; and when he finally meets a girl he might fall in love with, there’s a whole sea of complications that threaten to bring the world crashing down around him again. But what has Del done? In flashbacks to Del’s 14th year, we slowly learn the truth: his girlfriend texted him a revealing photo of herself, a teacher confiscated his phone, and soon the police were involved.

Basing her story on real-life cases of teens in trouble with the law for texting explicit photos, Susan Vaught has created a moving portrait of an immensely likable character caught up in a highly controversial legal scenario.

Why am I waiting for Going Underground? I'm really curious as to how Del's life came plummeting down just because of this explicit photo. It sounds ridiculous and exaggerated but not completely implausible. Really looking forward to reading it.

12 comments:

  1. A great pick!

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    Have a nice week :)

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  2. I'm as curious as you are. Great pick! I've had this book on my wishlist for a while now, hope I get to read it soon!

    Check out my Waiting on Wednesday picks!

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  3. I have seen this one on a few other WoWs and am curious about it. I love the male POV and the flashback format. Great pick!

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  4. Poor guy!

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  5. This one sounds a little like another book I read...but with unique twists. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Wow! This book sounds amazing! Off to put it on my to-read list right now!

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  7. This is on my to-read list too! I think it sounds like a really interesting book! Great pick!
    See what I'm waiting on over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books!
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    Courtney

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  8. That's a great choice! Here's mine:

    http://theburstingbookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  9. I really like that the author used real life situations to base her book off of. Great choice- I'm super intrigued! :)

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  10. A Very Interesting pick. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog. Really a very nice blog. New follower.

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  11. Great pick. Looking forward to this one too!
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-29.html

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