Happy Wednesday! Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, Waiting on Wednesday was adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings. It is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating!
This week’s Can’t Wait Wednesday book is…
The Big Reveal by Jen Larsen
Published on December 7, 2021 by Henry Holt & Company
Genres: Contemporary, YA
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A dazzling YA novel about a girl who isn't afraid to be big and sexy and dance her heart out, and a discussion-provoking exploration of the mixed messages our society gives young women about their bodies and sexuality.
Addie is a talented dancer, a true-blue friend, fat, fierce, and driven. When she's accepted into the prestigious dance program of her dreams, she thinks nothing can bring her down—until she realizes she doesn't have enough money to go. Refusing to give up, Addie and her friends decide to put on a top-secret, invitation-only burlesque show to raise funds. But word soon gets out, and the slut- and body-shaming begin. Has Addie been resisting the patriarchy, or playing right into its hands?
Perfect for fans of Jennifer Mathieu and E. Lockhart, The Big Reveal asks hard-hitting feminist questions while reveling in some of life's greatest joys: chasing your passions, falling in love, and embracing yourself exactly as you are.
- I am here for ALL of the fat positivity!!!!
- the nuanced discussion of feminism seems really timely!!
- also hello have you SEEN this BEAUTIFUL cover?!?!?!
- honestly just look at that cover!!!
- Love is a Revolution by Renée Watson
- Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
- Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
- Rules for Being a Girl by Katie Cotugno and Candace Bushnell
I AM SO EXCITED for this book! What upcoming books are you excited to read? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous week!