Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: I'm Not Her

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Title: I'm Not Her 
Author: Janet Gurtler
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Date of Release: May 1, 2011 

Goodreads Description: “For the first time in my life, I didn’t feel envy …” Tess is the exact opposite of her beautiful, athletic sister. And that’s okay. Kristina is the sporty one, Tess is the smart one, and they each have their place. Until Kristina is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly Tess is the center of the popular crowd, everyone eager for updates. There are senior boys flirting with her. Yet the smiles of her picture-perfect family are cracking and her sister could be dying. Now Tess has to fill a new role: the strong one. Because if she doesn’t hold it together, who will? Janet Gurtler tests the bonds of sisterhood in this moving debut that readers of Jodi Picoult and Sarah Dessen will savor.

Why am I waiting? Sarah Dessen is one of my favourite authors and the description mentions that this one will appeal to her fans. Also, I love books that deal with disorders or diseases because I find it very inspiring when characters learn to confront the reality of having an illness and then overcome it. 

23 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting! I like Sarah Dessen's books too.

    Chel @ The procrastinator's Corner

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  2. oh wow this sounds intense! thanks for sharing, i hadn't seen it before.

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  3. If it's like Sarah Dessen's, chances are I'll like this book. Adding it to my wishlist!

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday pick for this week!

    New follower, btw :)
    Jess @ Gone with the Words

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  4. This sounds like such an emotional but beautiful read. Great pick :)

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  5. This sounds like a book that will require tissues, but it also sounds like a great story about sisterhood and dealing with difficult circumstances. Thanks for sharing your WoW pick. :)

    My WoW pick is Lola and the Boy Next Door

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  6. I haven't ever read one of her books, but it does look good! Great pick!

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  7. This is the first time I have actually read what the book is about and I'm pretty hooked. Nice choice!

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  8. Love Sarah Dessen's writing too and this sounds like it will be a really good read. Great pick!

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  9. This does sound very interesting, l can see the relationships in this book will be really interesting!

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  10. This one's definitely on my list too. =)

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  11. Great pick! I'm looking forward to reading this one!

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  12. I'm really looking forward to this one. Great choice.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-10.html

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  13. This one sounds very interesting and I will check it out.
    Thank you for sharing.

    I'm a new blog follower^^

    My WOW:
    Mysteriousbooks

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  14. I'm really looking forward to this one too!!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  15. I haven't heard much about this one, but I like the idea of a book that focuses on a family relationship and sisterly bond instead of a romantic one:) Nice pick Zahida!

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  16. I can just tell that I'm Not Her is going to be a great book!

    Here's my WoW

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  17. good choice, must try this one.

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  18. I'm looking forward to this one too - I always like books about sister relationships :)

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  19. I haven't heard of this book before but I like the summary and it sounds intense and emotional.

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  20. This sounds like a very touching read... and I love Sarah too! Good WoW choice!

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  21. Sounds fantastic! I love Sarah Dessen so I'll definitely have to check it out. I'm a new follower btw way, super cute blog you have!

    here's my WoW

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  22. This sounds very sad. I don't know if I will read this one, but I'm looking forward reading everyones thoughts on this one. Maybe the reviews can change my mind. ;)

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  23. I agree with what you said about diseases and the intrigue -- there's just something about books that don't back away from dealing with tough topics like that. And, like you, I also enjoy Sarah's Dessen books. My favorite one of hers is The Truth about Forever.

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