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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday -24

Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess

Release Date: June 14, 2011

Publisher: Gallery Books/S&S


Seventeen year old Sayre Bellavia grew up knowing she was a mistake, unplanned and unwanted. She's been neglected, used, and left behind. Taken away and put in foster care, then returned to her mother who, for one miraculous year, got sober, found love and became pregnant. When unspeakable tragedy struck, Sayre sacrificed all and stuck by her mother, tried to help her, be important to her even as her mother slipped away into a violent haze of addiction, revealing a heartbreaking betrayal and destroying the only real family Sayre ever had.

Broke, homeless and alone, Sayre struggles to survive and wonders if her mother has ever, even for a moment, actually loved her and if, after a lifetime of being blamed for ruining her mother's life, she still loves the woman who hurt her so badly. Needing the truth, Sayre embarks on an urgent, terrifying journey to reach her mother, who is near death, ravaged by her own destructive behavior, and who alone holds the answer to Sayre's desperate, unspoken question.

A haunting, beautifully written journey of a girl determined to break free from the cycle of self-destruction, and who continues to hope and search for a future—ORDINARY BEAUTY is a gripping and gritty novel that will have both teens and parents talking. (Goodreads).
I absolutely loved Laura's other books and Ordinary Beauty looks fantastic. And I absolutely love that cover! Beautiful!

Pre-order it here: Amazon

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  1. This looks like a book to look out for! Can't wait to read it!

  2. Thank you for stopping by :) WOW this looks amazing and very moving/affecting. I love real life social situations that authors are afraid to writer about. Great choice. Adding it to my TBR list right now.

    Happy Reading! & New Follower
    <3 Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity

    P.S. I'm having a giveaway for the entire ENTIRE Vampire Diaries Series, including the one coming out this month. Hope you can stop by and check it out :)

  3. As soon as I came to your page, I noticed the cover for Ordinary Beauty. It's an awesome cover. I don't know if I'd be that interested in the book, I think it would be too much of an emotional journey for me. But it sounds like great writing!
    Great pick and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you.

    This looks like an awesome book. I'm going to have to check it out.

  5. Hopping follower. Great pick! Sounds heartbreaking.


  6. Nice pick!! I will definitely have to keep my eye out for this book. :)

  7. Beautiful cover! It sounds really good. I haven't read any books by this author, any recommendations?

  8. @Nina: Such a Pretty Girl and Leftovers are two of my favorites by Laura Wiess!

  9. Oh, wow that seems like a very intense book. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hi there, great option for your WoW. This is my first week doing this and if you'd like to see my choice, hop on over to my blog...

    Thanks and I just started following you and it would be awesome if you would do the same! (^_^)


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