Waiting on Wednesday–Smashed by Lisa Luedeke

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.

It’s been months since my last Waiting on Wednesday post, so I figured today’s a good day to post a new one!  Smashed by Lisa Luedeke has been on my radar for a few months now, and now I only need to wait a couple months for it to release.  I love that it’s been connected with Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson because that is one of my all-time favorite books.  Has anyone read this yet?  What did you think?  Is anyone else thinking this sounds like a good book?  Let me know!

Title & Author: Smashed by Lisa Luedeke

Release Date: August 21st, 2012

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Summary (From Goodreads): A field hockey star grapples with addiction in this riveting debut that will appeal to fans of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak.

Stay out of trouble for one more year, and Katie Martin can leave her small town loneliness behind forever. She is a field hockey star on the fast track to a college scholarship, but her relationship with alcohol has always been a little questionable. Then trouble finds her. Alec is the most popular guy in school, and also the biggest bully—with his sights set firmly on Katie. When Alec turns on the charm, Katie thinks she must have been wrong about him.

Except that she wasn’t. On a rain-soaked, alcohol-drenched night, one impulsive decision leaves Katie indebted to Alec in the worst possible way. This debut novel is a fast-paced and compelling story of addiction, heartbreak, and redemption.


  1. Wow, this looks like it could be powerful if it’s done right. I don’t usually read contemps, but this is one to keep my eye on!

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  2. I really wanna check this one out! Especialy since they said it appeals to people who like speak, which I really enjoyed. NIce choice and I hope you have a nice day!

  3. not a big fan of the cover but the summary sounds interesting

  4. Woah, this one sound VERY intense. I like the cover too. Very exciting read, thanks for the introduction,

  5. Awesome pick that I am going to have to check out!

    Thanks for sharing,
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