February 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
The Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills by Joanna Pearson

Goodreads' description:

"For anyone who's ever survived a rite of passage or performed a mating dance at Prom . . .

The Japanese hold a Mogi ceremony for young women coming of age. Latina teenagers get quinceaneras. And Janice Wills of Melva, NC ... has to compete in the Miss Livermush pageant.
Janice loves anthropology--the study of human cultures--and her observations help her identify useful rules in the chaotic world of high school. For instance: Dancing is an effective mating ritual--but only if you're good at it; Hot Theatre Guys will never speak to Unremarkable Smart Girls like Janice and her best friend, Margo; and a Beautiful Rich Girl will always win Melva's annual Miss Livermush pageant.
But when a Hot Theatre Guy named Jimmy Denton takes an interest in Janice, all her scientific certainties explode. For the first time, she has to be part of the culture that she's always observed; and all the charts in the world can't prove how tough--and how sweet--real participation and a real romance can be.

Funny, biting, and full of wisdom, this marks the debut of a writer to watch."

I love the sound of the anthropological angle on this one. High school culture could be very interesting and funny analyzed from an anthropological perspective! Plus the pun in the title just adds to the awesomeness :D

Also, I am being interviewed today by Tiger at All Consuming Books! If you'd like to see my answers to some great bookish questions, then check out my "Better Know a Blogger" interview.


  1. I haven't heard of this one before now. You've got me really interested though, I'll be adding this to my goodreads :)


  2. That sounds quite good! I think the cover is really cute, too.

  3. Oh I like the sound of this one, so glad you picked this one Danya! Now I can add it to my list:) I like the anthropological angle as well, I think that might add an extra layer of complexity to the story.

  4. I don't think I've seen the cover for this one before! I know I've read the description, but it sounds so much more appealing with that cute cover :P

  5. Sounds really interesting, I'll add it to my wishlist! :D

  6. Danya, thanks for the post! (Someone passed this my way--great blog!!)

    I really hope that y'all enjoy Rites and Wrongs!


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