May 11, 2016

Waiting on Finding Perfect

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book blogging meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.  This week I'm waiting on Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz.


From Goodreads:

To Molly Nathans, perfect is: 
The number four
The tip of a newly sharpened number two pencil
A crisp, white pad of paper
Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines 
What’s not perfect is Molly’s mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year. Molly knows that promises are often broken, so she hatches a plan to bring her mother home: Win the Lakeville Middle School Slam Poetry Contest. The winner is honored at a fancy banquet with table cloths. Molly’s sure her mother would never miss that. Right…?  
But as time goes on, writing and reciting slam poetry become harder. Actually, everything becomes harder as new habits appear, and counting, cleaning, and organizing are not enough to keep Molly’s world from spinning out of control.

The last book that I read about slam poetry was for a slightly older audience (Slammed, by Colleen Hoover) but I loved the poetry aspect of it and I think I will really like this book as well.  It comes out in October so I'll be anticipating it all summer!

Take care,
Marian

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