Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.
This week I’m featuring Gabrielle Zevin’s upcoming release All These Things I’ve Done. I teach Elsewhere in my Young Adult Lit class, which most of my students really like. I’m a big fan of her other book Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac. This new book looks different from the other two, so I’m definitely excited to read it.
P.S. I’d be miserable without caffeine and chocolate!
Title & Author: All These Things I’ve Done (Birthright #1) by Garbrielle Zevin
Release Date: September 6th, 2011
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Summary (From Goodreads): In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city’s most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.’s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she’s to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight—at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.