Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m waiting on……….
Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
Pub Date: August 2nd, 2016
Genres: YA, Contemporary
I’m your protagonist—Reshma Kapoor—and if you have the free time to read this book, then you’re probably nothing like me.
Reshma is a college counselor’s dream. She’s the top-ranked senior at her ultra-competitive Silicon Valley high school, with a spotless academic record and a long roster of extracurriculars. But there are plenty of perfect students in the country, and if Reshma wants to get into Stanford, and into med school after that, she needs the hook to beat them all.
What’s a habitual over-achiever to do? Land herself a literary agent, of course. Which is exactly what Reshma does after agent Linda Montrose spots an article she wrote for Huffington Post. Linda wants to represent Reshma, and, with her new agent’s help scoring a book deal, Reshma knows she’ll finally have the key to Stanford.
But she’s convinced no one would want to read a novel about a study machine like her. To make herself a more relatable protagonist, she must start doing all the regular American girl stuff she normally ignores. For starters, she has to make a friend, then get a boyfriend. And she’s already planned the perfect ending: after struggling for three hundred pages with her own perfectionism, Reshma will learn that meaningful relationships can be more important than success—a character arc librarians and critics alike will enjoy.
Of course, even with a mastermind like Reshma in charge, things can’t always go as planned. And when the valedictorian spot begins to slip from her grasp, she’ll have to decide just how far she’ll go for that satisfying ending. (Note: It’s pretty far.)
Why am I waiting on this book?
Not for the reasons you think. I’m not excited because it may be a great read. Quite the opposite. I want to read it because of the negative reviews. But why Lekeisha? Because it sounds like one that may make me rant, or I could actually turn out to like the MC. She seems like an okay person from the description, but reviewers are hating her. LOL! Which brings me to this next reason. Other authors are 5 starring it. I want to know if they really love it, or it’s because they’re friends with the author and just decided to post some positives. One author actually has it shelved under “author-friends” on Goodreads. Anyways, it looks to be really good or really bad. I just want to read it for myself. Plus the MC is a POC. I’m quite sure I won’t be able to relate to her character entirely, but there has to be something there. What do you guys think? And what book are you waiting on this week?