Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. This feature highlights an upcoming release that I am excited about.
Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer
Release Date: August 23, 2016
Total Pages: 368
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Goodreads Book Description
“Katelyn Ogden was a lot of things, but she wasn’t particularly explosive, in any sense of the word.”
Mara Carlyle’s senior year at Covington High in suburban New Jersey is going on as normally as could be expected, until the day—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the last senior to spontaneously combust without warning or explanation. The body count grows and the search is on for a reason—Terrorism! Drugs! Homosexuality! Government conspiracy!—while the seniors continue to pop like balloons.
Mara narrates the end of their world as she knows it with tell-it-like-it-is insight as she tries to make it to graduation in one piece through an explosive year punctuated by romance, quarantine, lifelong friendship, hallucinogenic mushrooms, bloggers, ice cream trucks, “Snooze Button™,” Bon Jovi, and the filthiest language you’ve ever heard the President of the United States use over Skype.
Why I’m Excited
This just sounds so fun! Granted, it wouldn’t be so fun if your friends started spontaneously combusting, but it wouldn’t be quite so bad if it was your enemies, right? Haha, just kidding – sort of. Anyways, I’m really intrigued by what this book means and why people are blowing up. It doesn’t appear to be of the fantasy genre, so I’m not sure where this is going to go. Just going to have to wait and find out!