Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday | Underneath Everything by Marcy Beller Paul

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Breaking The Spine.

Underneath Everything by Marcy Beller Paul
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Expected Publication Date: October 27, 2015
Pages: 304

Goodreads Description 

Mattie shouldn’t be at the bonfire. She should be finding new maps for her collection, hanging out with Kris, and steering clear of almost everyone else, especially Jolene. After all, Mattie and Kris dropped off the social scene the summer after sophomore year for a reason.

But now Mattie is a senior, and she’s sick of missing things. So here she is.

And there’s Jolene: Beautiful. Captivating. Just like the stories she wove. Mattie would know; she used to star in them. She and Jolene were best friends. Mattie has the scar on her palm to prove it, and Jolene has everything else, including Hudson.

But when Mattie runs into Hudson and gets a glimpse of what could have been, she decides to take it all back: the boyfriend, the friends, the life she was supposed to live. Problem is, Mattie can’t figure out where Jolene ends and she begins.

Because there’s something Mattie hasn’t told anyone—she walked away from Jolene over a year ago, but she never really left.

Poignant and provocative, Marcy Beller Paul’s debut novel tells the story of an intoxicating—and toxic—relationship that blurs the boundary between reality and fantasy, love and loyalty, friendship and obsession.

Why I'm Waiting 

This was one of those books I kept scrolling past on Goodreads because the cover didn't grab my attention. I finally decided to read the description and was intrigued. The main reason I want to read this is the mystery. I'm curious about happened/how the main character got to where she is now. I also want to know what she was talking about when she mentions Jolene. In the description there is also the mention of obsession. I wrote a short story for my class that dealt with that topic. I'm very interested to see how it was done and possibly get more ideas on how to make it more believable when I revisit the story.

Is anyone else looking forward to this book? 

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