Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#20): Future Perfect by Jen Larsen (October 6, 2015 by HarperTeen)

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Every year on her birthday, Ashley Perkins gets a card from her grandmother—a card that always contains a promise: lose enough weight, and I will buy your happiness.

Ashley doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with the way she looks, but no amount of arguing can persuade her grandmother that “fat” isn’t a dirty word—that Ashley is happy with her life, and her body, as it is.
But Ashley wasn’t counting on having her dreams served up on a silver platter at her latest birthday party. She falters when Grandmother offers the one thing she’s always wanted: tuition to attend Harvard University—in exchange for undergoing weight loss surgery.

As Ashley grapples with the choice that little white card has given her, she feels pressured by her friends, her family, even administrators at school. But what’s a girl to do when the reflection in her mirror seems to bother everyone but her?

Through her indecisions and doubts, Ashley’s story is a liberating one—a tale of one girl, who knows that weight is just a number, and that no one is completely perfect.
 
"ASHLEY IS HAPPY WITH HER LIFE, AND HER BODY, AS IT IS."
 
"WHAT'S A GIRL TO DO WHEN THE REFLECTION IN HER MIRROR SEEMS TO BOTHER EVERYONE BUT HER?"
 
"A TALE OF ONE GIRL, WHO KNOWS THAT WEIGHT IS JUST A NUMBER, AND THAT NO ONE IS COMPLETELY PERFECT."
 
   This one sounds AWESOME! 
 What are you waiting for this week?  

14 comments:

  1. I need to read this! Does it not sound awesome?!?!?!?!? AHHH!!! <3

    Awesome! Hope the wait isn't too long!
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    1. It really does sound pretty awesome!!
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. I would love to have a grandma like hers.
    My Waiting on Wednesday
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    1. I would not mind the whole playing for school thing, but I would hate to have to change myself for something like that. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. This sounds like it could be a powerful story! I hope you like it!
    My WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-3-manwhore.html
    New follower - love your blog!

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    1. It really can deliver a powerful message as long as it is written well.
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. This sounds like a great book, thank you for sharing! Hoping you'll enjoy it :D
    You can check out my WOW if you have some time : http://wp.me/p5pugy-6Y :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by - I sure am looking forward to reading this one :)

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  5. Wow, I kind of love that someone wrote a book like this. Body image and personal satisfaction is such an intense topic, and could have a major impact if done right. I didn't know about this book before, but I'm really glad I do now. This one is definitely going on my to-read list. Thanks so much for sharing it!

    Here's My WoW!

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    1. totally know what you mean and I am really looking forward to seeing how this turns out. There's another book coming out this year called Dumplin' (by Julie Murphy) which kinds of reminds me of this one to some extent.

      Thanks for stopping by Kerry! :)

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  6. This book does sound pretty good. I have not heard of it until now though! I love the Leslie Knope gifs. She's the best. I may have to pick this one up when it comes out! I'm a new follower; I love your blog. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I think the cover for this one was released last week and that's when I became aware of it :)

      Oh, Leslie Knope's the best! And Amy Poehler! ♥

      Thanks for stopping by Krystianna! :)

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  7. YESSSS. And the Leslie Knope's are the perfect complement. Leslie Knope would never fat shame anybody. She'd send her to Harvard no questions asked! Great pick!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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    1. I KNOW, RIGHT? She would probably make her a scrapbook, throw her a party and remind her of her awesomeness. Oh I already miss Parks so much!

      Thanks for stopping by Rachel! :)

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