Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Subway Girl by P.J. Converse

Here's the summary from Goodreads:

From the moment he sees Amy on a Hong Kong subway, Simon wants to talk to her. But when he finally works up the courage, he finds out he can’t. Because Amy doesn’t speak Chinese, and Simon is failing English. But despite their language barrier, Amy and Simon connect, and they discover they understand each other.

In this stunning first novel about class differences, cultural arrogance, unwanted pregnancy and abortion, sexual double standards, and love and friendship, two vulnerable teens carve out a relationship even though each seems way beyond the reach of the other.

It seems like this novel is going to look at just about every teen issue it could--but in a great way! I love that the language barrier is going to be there, too but not a make or break thing.

I'd love to read this book and see how the two work things out (and how their relationship develops) despite-and because of-their differences. And what they end up having in common, of course, too.

So many commercials or songs, etc start with people seeing each other on a train and wondering who the other person is and/or thinking they're perfect for each other and this book actually explores that idea with a few hurdles along the way. Sounds intriguing doesn't it?

and here's a link to Amazon where you can pre-order it. (it's out March 15, 2011)

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