Wednesday, January 13, 2016

“Waiting On” Wednesday: Up to This Pointe

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo

Synopsis from Goodreads:
A refreshingly original contemporary YA, unlike anything readers have seen before. Perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson, John Corey Whaley, and Libba Bray.

She had a plan. It went south.

Harper is a dancer. She and her best friend, Kate, have one goal: becoming professional ballerinas. And Harper won’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of The Plan, not even the boy she and Kate are both drawn to.

Harper is a Scott. She’s related to Robert Falcon Scott, the explorer who died racing to the South Pole. So when Harper’s life takes an unexpected turn, she finagles (read: lies) her way to the icy dark of McMurdo Station . . . in Antarctica. Extreme, but somehow fitting—apparently she has always been in the dark, dancing on ice this whole time. And no one warned her. Not her family, not her best friend, not even the boy who has somehow found a way into her heart.

Publishing January 19, 2016 by Random House Books for Young Readers.


Kay said...

OK, you had me at Antactica. I am very drawn to any book about or set in Antactica. Have no idea why, but there it is. LOL

Christina T said...

I hadn't heard of this before but it sounds intriguing and different from the usual YA contemporary. Great pick!