Waiting on Wednesday–Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick

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.


Jordan Sonnenblick is one of my favorite authors.  His books appeal to guys, they’re honest, they’re usually funny, and they’re always fun to read.  I still have one or two to read, but I have yet to be disappointed (and I don’t expect to be).  It’s exciting that this upcoming release involves time travel because all of his other books I’ve read are very much contemporary realistic fiction.

Are You ExperiencedTitle & Author: Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick

Release Date: September 3rd, 2013

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Summary (From Goodreads):

Rich is fifteen and plays guitar. When his girlfriend asks him to perform at protest rally, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, the police show up, and so does Rich’s dad. He’s in big trouble. Again. To make matters worse, this happens near the anniversary of his uncle’s death from a drug overdose years ago. Rich’s dad always gets depressed this time of year, but whenever Rich asks questions about his late uncle, his dad shuts down.

Frustrated by his dad’s silence, Rich sneaks into his office and breaks into a locked cabinet that holds his dad’s prized possession: an electric guitar signed by Jimi Hendrix. Before he knows it, Rich is transported to the side of a road in Upstate New York with a beautiful girl bending over him. It will take him a while to realize it’s 1969, he’s at Woodstock, and the girl’s band of friends includes his fifteen-year-old dad and his uncle, who’s still alive. What Rich learns, who he meets, and what he does could change his life forever.


  1. Ooohhh… Looks pretty interesting 🙂

    Here’s my WoW

  2. You won’t be disappointed. I read it on Netgalley and am so looking forward to rereading it in September. I always buy multiple copies for my library and give his books as gifts (I’m the book aunt).

    I’m not a fan of the cover though. Jordan shared the reworked cover a day or so ago. Same design with different colors and font.


    • Mrs. Andersen says:

      I just read your review and I’m more excited to read it now! I agree about the cover– it’s awful.

  3. I love time travel books. Great pick!

  4. Oh! Thanks for letting me know about this one. I loved Curveball and I’ve been anxious to read more of Jordan’s work. This sounds SO incredibly different and pretty grown up for a YA. Woot woot for a fun new book to look forward to in the fall.

  5. This is the first that I’ve heard of this one, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. I love the cover. 🙂
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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