03 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

A smart, unexpected romance from an award-winning author.

Salvador Resendez--Salva to his friends--appears to have it all. His Mexican immigrant family has high expectations, and Salva intends to fulfill them. He's student body president, quarterback of the football team, and has a near-perfect GPA. Everyone loves him.

Especially Beth Courant, AKA the walking disaster area. Dreamy and shy, Beth is used to blending into the background. But she's also smart, and she has serious plans for her future.

Popular guy and bookish girl--the two have almost nothing in common. Until fate throws them together and the attraction is irresistible. Soon Beth is pushing Salva to set his sights higher than ever--because she knows he has more to offer, more than even he realizes.

Then tragedy strikes--and threatens to destroy everything that Salva has worked for. Will Beth's love be enough to save him?
I've read everything of Anne Osterlund's.  Her work is simply amazing.  So I was psyched to keep hearing about this new novel of hers.  (Her blog posts are hilarious.  The way she brings her characters into conversations is actually quite endearing.)  Salvation comes out January 10, 2013 from Penguin Young Readers Group.