Can’t Wait Wednesday: Rough Patch | Nicole Markotic

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released as well. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.

When fifteen-year-old Keira starts high school, she almost wishes she could write “Hi, my name is Keira, and I’m bisexual!” on her nametag. Needless to say, she’s actually terrified to announce—let alone fully explore—her sexuality. Quirky but shy, loyal yet a bit zany, Keira navigates her growing interest in kissing both girls and boys while not alienating her BFF, boy-crazy Sita. As the two acclimate to their new high school, they manage to find lunch tablemates and make lists of the school’s cutest boys. But Keira is caught “in between”—unable to fully participate, yet too scared to come clean.

She’s also feeling the pressure of family: parents who married too young and have differing parenting styles; a younger sister in a wheelchair from whom adults expect either too little or too much; and her popular older brother who takes pleasure in taunting Keira. She finds solace in preparing for the regional finals of figure skating, a hobby she knows is geeky and “het girl” yet instills her with confidence. But when she meets a girl named Jayne who seems perfect for her, she isn’t so confident she can pull off her charade any longer.

Rough Patch is an honest, heart-wrenching novel about finding your place in the world, and about how to pick yourself up after taking a spill. [via GoodReads]

Rough Patch [eBook Edition] was expected to release on May 16th, 2017, but has since updated to May 29th, 2017 according to Amaon.

Saturday 9: Him or Me

1) In this song, a man pleads with his girlfriend to make up her mind. Do you consider yourself decisive?

Absolutely not!

Since this song is all about either/or, we’re using that as our theme this Saturday …

2) Choose a condiment: Catsup or mustard?


3) Choose a sci-fi series: Star Wars or Star Trek?

ugh, neither. but if i had to really pick, Star Wars.

4) Choose your spy: James Bond or Jason Bourne?


5) Choose your winter sport: Football or hockey?

hockey all the way!

6) Choose your breakfast: Pancakes or waffles?


7) Choose your side: French fries or potato chips?


8) Choose your chore: Washing dishes or doing laundry?


9) Choose your nextdoor neighbors: Munsters or Addams Family?

Addams Family!