Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Wednesday meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Participants highlight an upcoming unpublished novel they're interested in.

Title: Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best
 Maria Padian
Release Date: M
arch 8, 2011
: Knopf Books for Young Readers


This is a hilarious and heartbreaking story of two teen girls and the summer when everything changes for them. Both Henry and Eva are New Jersey natives and excellent athletes: Henry's a master on the tennis court and Eva is a graceful ballerina. When opportunity knocks for both of them the summer before their junior year in high school they throw open the door: Henry sees freedom from her overbearing father and a chance to build her talents on the court. Eva sees the chance to be the best as well as even more pressure to be graceful, lighter, more perfect on the dance floor.

Soon, Eva's obsession with physical perfection leads her down the path to anorexia, and her health issues overwhelm everything else. But through it all these two best friends know that Jersey Tomatoes are the Best, and nothing will come between them no matter the distance.


  1. This looks like a fun read and a good read for teens as well!
    Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

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