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.
Title & 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.