"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Something Like Normal by Trish Doller. Here's the synopsis:
"When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge. His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel."
So, I read the first chapter of this the other day (which is on Trish's website) and I loved it so much that I pre ordered the book! I'm excited to read about a soldier (YUM) but also to delve into the issues surrounding what it's like to be out there in Afghanistan and what it's like to come away from that. I immediately loved Travis' voice and I'm looking forward to reading the book which will be a birthday present to myself....from myself ;)
Something like Normal is published on 19th June, 2012. There is no news about a UK release as of yet. To find out more about Trish and her books, click "a href="http://www.trishdoller.com">here to visit her website.