Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#48) - American Girls by Alison Umminger (June 7th 2016 by Flatiron Books)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 
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American Girls by Alison Umminger


She was looking for a place to land.
Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she's had it with her life at home. So Anna "borrows" her stepmom's credit card an runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister takes her in. But LA isn't quite the glamorous escape Anna had imagined.

As Anna spends her days on TV and movie sets, she engrosses herself in a project researching the murderous Manson girls—and although the violence in her own life isn't the kind that leaves physical scars, she begins to notice the parallels between herself and the lost girls of LA, and of America, past and present.

In Anna's singular voice, we glimpse not only a picture of life on the B-list in LA, but also a clear-eyed reflection on being young, vulnerable, lost, and female in America—in short, on the B-list of life. Alison Umminger writes about girls, sex, violence, and which people society deems worthy of caring about, which ones it doesn't, in a way not often seen in YA fiction.

LA ISN'T QUITE THE GLAMOROUS ESCAPE ANNA IMAGINED


ANNA SPENDS HER DAYS ON TV AND MOVIE SETS


PROJECT RESEARCHING THE MURDEROUS MANSON GIRLS


SHE BEGINS TO NOTICE THE PARALLELS BETWEEN HERSELF AND THE LOST GIRLS OF LA, AND OF AMERICA, PAST AND PRESENT


CLEAR-EYED REFLECTION OF BEING YOUNG, VULNERABLE, LOST, AND FEMALE IN AMERICA - IN SHORT, ON THE B-LIST OF LIFE




4 comments:

  1. Ooh gimme gimme. This one seems really interesting. I'll be keeping my eye on it! :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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    1. I am especially interested to see how the Manson girls aspect is included into the novel!
      Thanks for stopping by Shane :)

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  2. Wow! Totally different and interesting! Gonna add for sure.

    My WoW @ LazyBookLovers!

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    1. I have been super excited about this one ever since I found it from Goodreads ! :)
      Thanks for stopping by Keira!

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