Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday: Late to the Party by Kelly Quindlen

Waiting on Wednesday (or Can't Wait Wednesday) is a weekly meme, hosted by Wishful Endings, where we talk about the books we're waiting (a bit impatiently) for!

This week I am waiting for...

Late to the PartySeventeen is nothing like Codi Teller imagined.

She’s never crashed a party, never stayed out too late. She’s never even been kissed. And it’s not just because she’s gay. It’s because she and her two best friends, Maritza and JaKory, spend more time in her basement watching Netflix than engaging with the outside world.

So when Maritza and JaKory suggest crashing a party, Codi is highly skeptical. Those parties aren’t for kids like them. They’re for cool kids. Straight kids.

But then Codi stumbles upon one of those cool kids, Ricky, kissing another boy in the dark, and an unexpected friendship is formed. In return for never talking about that kiss, Ricky takes Codi under his wing and draws her into a wild summer filled with late nights, new experiences, and one really cute girl named Lydia.

The only problem? Codi never tells Maritza or JaKory about any of it.

From author Kelly Quindlen comes a poignant and deeply relatable story about friendship, self-acceptance, what it means to be a Real Teenager. Late to the Party is an ode to late bloomers and wallflowers everywhere.
Release Date: April 21st, 2020

Why am I waiting?
This book sounds nothing like my high school experience (I'm really late to the party because I'm an adult and still haven't done a lot of these things), but I keep coming back to this book. It sounds intriguing and I have heard some very positive things.
What book are you waiting for this week?

1 comment :

  1. I enjoyed this book. It was an interesting examination of those friendships that may be boxing you in, and not allowing you to grow. Lots of fun moments, and I was really pleased with Codi's journey