Tuesday, August 18, 2009

WoW: To Be Mona



Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. For my WoW this week I chose To Be Mona by Kelley Easton. I first saw this was coming out in I think October of 2010 but it was actually a reprint. I like the cover a lot better than the first one.


Sage Priestly is seventeen, and she longs to reinvent herself -- to strip away the fat, the past, the crazy mom, the unpaid bills. She longs to be her own version of the gorgeous and popular Mona Simms.

Sage starts dieting and exercising. She gets blond highlights and throws away all of her black clothes. Bit by bit she transforms herself. This is deeply troubling to her best friend, Vern, who is secretly in love with Sage just the way she is. But the boyfriend Sage wants -- the popular jock Roger -- suddenly notices her. And when they start dating, Sage thinks her life is turning around.

So why isn't Sage happier? Yes, Roger is a little too controlling and pushy, but isn't that what boys are like when you date them? What is it about the image Sage has created that just doesn't fit?

Smart, honest, and tough, Sage is a teen with more going for her than she thinks, but she still has a lot to learn.

What is your WoW for this week?

16 comments:

Book Chick City said...

This looks like a good book. Hope you enjoy it when it's released :)

Book Dragon said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

I've put To Be Mona on my wish list. I like the paperback cover better too.

Korianne said...

Gorgeous cover and what looks like an awesome plot! What more could you ask for?! *adds to wishlist*

Diane said...

I don't read YA very often, but this sounds good. I also saw another YA: Shiver which seemed to appeal to me. ENJOY.

J. Kaye said...

Really does sound like a good one!

Lori said...

Sounds like a good YA read, Rachel.
Mine is here: (sorry I can't get the link thing to work)
http://psychoticstate.blogspot.com/2009/08/waiting-on-wednesday.html

sumanam said...

Sounds like a very appealing ya to me Rachel..... i will put this on my future -read list.
Added you on my blogroll, love your writing.

Krista said...

Sounds really good, love the cover!

Here's mine;
http://carmen-krista.blogspot.com/

Jessica (BookLover) said...

Oooh... This does sound good. I'll have to add this one to my wishlist.
I love Wednesdays because I get introduced to so many books I've never heard of! :)

Danielle said...

this sounds amazing. it's now on my list!

Faye said...

adding it 2 my 2 read list. awesome Wow

my WOW is here

Lisa said...

Hi Rachel, I love your blog! I gave you an award, I could not see if you've had this one already, but I wanted to give it to you!

http://bookblabbing.blogspot.com/2009/08/zombie-chicken-award-and-booking.html

Ashley said...

I've never heard about this one before. It sounds great! I can't wait for its release, to read it.

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Thank you so much for WOW-ing this one. I hadn't heard of it but I'm adding it to my wish list now!

:)

Love your blog header too!

Ashley said...

An average book. But I agree. This cover looks a lot better than the other. The other looks more childish.

Jenn said...

Looks like a cool book, with an important message I bet!