Waiting on Wednesday (13): Jerkbait by Mia Siegert

Posted April 13, 2016 by BAMF in Features, Spotlights, Waiting on Wednesday // 0 Comments

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Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday as hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week, we will be highlighting an upcoming novel that we are excited about. We will include links to add it to your Goodreads “To Be Read” shelf and where to pre-order it! As well, we will link to our review if we have been lucky enough to read an advanced copy of the book. Today’s featured book is…JERKBAIT by Mia Siegert!

Waiting on Wednesday (13): Jerkbait by Mia SiegertJerkbait by Mia Siegert
Published by Jolly Fish Press on May 3rd 2016
ISBN: 1631630660
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 350
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Even though they're identical, Tristan isn't close to his twin Robbie at all—until Robbie tries to kill himself.

Forced to share a room to prevent Robbie from hurting himself, the brothers begin to feel the weight of each other's lives on the ice, and off. Tristan starts seeing his twin not as a hockey star whose shadow Tristan can't escape, but a struggling gay teen terrified about coming out in the professional sports world.

Robbie's future in the NHL is plagued by anxiety and the mounting pressure from their dad, coach, and scouts, while Tristan desperately fights to create his own future, not as a hockey player but a musical theatre performer.

As their season progresses and friends turn out to be enemies, Robbie finds solace in an online stranger known only as “Jimmy2416.” Between keeping Robbie's secret and saving him from taking his life, Tristan is given the final call: sacrifice his dream for a brother he barely knows, or pursue his own path.

How far is Robbie willing to go—and more importantly, how far is Tristan willing to go to help him?

Why We’re Waiting On It

Jamie loves hockey so when she first saw that JERKBAIT would be a book about an up-and-coming hockey star, she was already hooked. (Now she is pretty good friends with the author so she is just really excited for this book to be released into the wild.) JERKBAIT is going to tackle issues that need to be talked about: the pressure teens feel, struggling with your identity and what it means to be a family.

Dani just wants more to feed her growing obsession with books featuring hockey players. She’s easy to please like that.

We can’t wait to read it!

About Mia Siegert

Mia Siegert received her MFA from Goddard College and her BA from Montclair State University where she won Honorable Mention in the 2009 English Department Awards for fiction. Her debut JERKBAIT made Goodreads Best YA of May 2016. Siegert has been published in Clapboard House, Word Riot, The Limn Literary & Arts Journal, as well as a few other small presses.

Siegert currently works as an adjunct professor and a costume designer. She enjoys training horses and watching hockey.

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