Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

One book I can hardly wait for (even though it's only a little while longer that I have to) is Girl Parts by John M Cusick that releases on August 10.


Here's the synopsis via Goodreads:
"Hello, David. My name is Rose. It’s a pleasure to meet you. We are now entering minute two of our friendship. According to my Intimacy Clock, a handshake is now appropriate…"

David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David’s parents present him with a hot Companion bot to encourage healthy bonds and treat "dissociative disorder," he can’t get enough of luscious red-headed Rose — and he can’t get it soon. Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Severed from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up, knowing Rose isn’t real. With Charlie’s help, the ideal "companion" is about to become her own best friend. In a stunning and hilarious debut, John Cusick takes rollicking aim at internet culture and our craving for meaningful connection in an uber-connected world.
Sounds awesome, yes?

The cover reminds me a bit of something they did a long time ago on America's Next Top Model... See?
(sorry I couldn't seem to find a better version of it.)
I do love the cover, though. The idea of the girl in the box seems to represent the book rather perfectly...and a sort of robot that can't really be intimate with the person it's created for at all is also pretty perfect (& for a book. Especially a YA one). I also just love the idea of the shocks.

Can't wait to read it.

So, that's the book I'm Waiting On today, Girl Parts by John M Cusick, out 10th August in hardcover from Candlewick Press, Amazon buy link.

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