Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: And Then Things Fell Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight an upcoming release that we're excited about.  This week I'm waiting on And Then Things Fell Apart by Arlaina Tibensky.
 Keek has an adulterous dad, an unstable mom, and the chicken pox. She’s stuck in bed with no TV or Internet—just a typewriter and, mercifully, plenty of paper.

I know that's not much of a description, but I heard Arlaina read a section of this book at the NYC Teen Author Festival and it had me laughing out loud.  It doesn't sound like it's going to be an especially funny book, but Keek is unintentionally hysterical (she's also writing while she has a fever and chicken pox).  She's stuck at her grandmother's house who believes all technology is evil, hence the typewriter.  Keek is dealing with her parent's divorce, boyfriend issues, and is obsessed with Sylvia Plath.  I'm really looking forward to reading this one. 

And Then Things Fell Apart will be available July 26th.


  1. Ooooh this one sounds really different and really awesome. I love the cover. I am off to put this on my wishlist.

  2. What an intriguing concept...stuck with a typewriter! Love that cover!

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  3. I hope when you get it, it will be everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

  4. Yes! This book sounds so quirky =D Love it!

    ...and I just realized that's a typewriter on the cover, and not a car. Clearly, I am a child of the 21st century LOL

  5. Lol, I thought it was a car too!. The premise sounds pretty interesting so I'll be adding this one to my wishlist.


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