Waiting on Wednesday: Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles

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My ‘waiting on’ pick this week is:

 

Book Title: Read Between the Lines

Author: Jo Knowles

Publication Date: 10/3/2015

 

Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day.

Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate suffers a broken finger—the middle one, splinted to flip off the world. It won’t be the last time a middle finger is raised on this day. Dreamer Claire envisions herself sitting in an artsy café, filling a journal, but fate has other plans. One cheerleader dates a closeted basketball star; another questions just how, as a “big girl,” she fits in. A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse—or so it seems. Over the course of a single day, these voices and others speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, with ordinary traumas, heartbreak, and revenge. But on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer—and reads between the lines.
– Goodreads

 

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5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles

  1. Okay, the title definitely made me chuckle, and I’m really digging the idea of intersecting so many characters over the course of a single day. Seems like it’s got a lot of great potential, and I’m now going to add it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!!

    Here’s my WoW for the week: Vision in Silver

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