My pick for the Week:
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn't think she's the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her "Duffy," she throws her Coke in his face.
But things aren't so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.
I'm anxious for this one for many reasons. For starters, I like the cover. I've read great reviews of the book in various places, and the book sounds fantastic. And also, I'll be honest, I'm excited to read a YA novel written by such a young author. She probably cringes when she reads things like that. I'm sure she doesn't want people reading her book just because she's young, and that isn't the only reason I want to read it, but I won't lie and say that isn't a factor that draws me to the book.