Waiting on Wednesday (31): Wrecked by Maria Padian

Posted August 17, 2016 by Jamie in Features, Waiting on Wednesday // 2 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…WRECKED by Maria Padian!

Waiting on Wednesday (31): Wrecked by Maria PadianWrecked by Maria Padian
Published by Algonquin Young Readers on October 4th 2016
ISBN: 1616206241
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 368
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Everyone has heard a different version of what happened that night at MacCallum College. Haley was already in bed when her roommate, Jenny, arrived home shell-shocked from the wild Conundrum House party. Richard heard his housemate Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny formally accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard find themselves pushed onto opposite sides of the school’s investigation. But conflicting interests fueling conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible--especially when reputations, relationships, and whole futures are riding on the verdict.


Why We’re Waiting On It

Technically, this is being marketed as YA, but what have we already agreed? College kids, therefore New Adult! Anyway, we’ve got our eye on this book because it tackles a difficult subject – college rape – but told from the perspectives of the friends of the victim and the alleged rapist. We expect that this will be a hard one to read, but so important. We just hope Padian does the issue justice!

2 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (31): Wrecked by Maria Padian

  1. EWR

    As an Independent Bookseller, I would love to see you link to IndieBound as well as the big, monopolistic outfits.

    I’m reading Wrecked right now and liking it very much. It’s very well done. Maria Padian’s previous books have tackled some tough issues and she has a very deft hand. She always seems to hit just the right note: realistic (not sensationalism), believable characters for whom you have empathy, serious topics handled honestly.

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