Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday: Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



This week I can't wait for Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin!

Aftercare Instructions
Bonnie Pipkin
Series: n/a
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Waited on by: Sam
In the tradition of Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell, a big-hearted journey of furious friendship, crazy love, and unexpected hope after a teen's decision to end an unwanted pregnancy

“Troubled.” That’s seventeen-year-old Genesis according to her small New Jersey town. She finds refuge and stability in her relationship with her boyfriend, Peter—until he abandons her at a Planned Parenthood clinic during their appointment to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. The betrayal causes Gen to question everything.

As Gen pushes herself forward to find her new identity without Peter, she must also confront her most painful memories. Through the lens of an ongoing four act play within the novel, the fantasy of their undying love unravels line by line, scene by scene. Digging deeper into her past while exploring the underground theater world of New York City, she rediscovers a long-forgotten dream. But it’s when Gen lets go of her history, the one she thinks she knows, that she’s finally able to embrace the complicated, chaotic true story of her life, and take center stage.

This powerfully immersive and format-crushing debut follows Gen from dorm rooms to diners to house parties to auditions—and ultimately, right into readers’ hearts.


When I saw two of my favorite contemporary authors in the blurb, I knew I needed to find out more about this book. I know you are thinking, that this books sounds a little deeper than what I normally gravitate towards, but "furious friendship, crazy love, and unexpected hope" kept me reading. Then I found out that there is a play within the story, that recounts the main character's love and loss, and I knew I really wanted to read this. I am all about books with mixed formats, and this sounds like it will work brilliantly with the story's premise.

A mixed format story with the promise of self discovery and hope?











What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

22 comments:

  1. Wow! This sounds really interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Thanks, I hope it will exceed my expectations.

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  2. Oooh this sounds amazing and powerful!

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    1. I know. I have a feeling there may be tears shed

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    1. This is another debut. I am trying to read as many debuts as possible.

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  4. Wow! This sounds like an emotional read! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
    Check out my CWW

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    1. I am trying to mix it up and find some low profile books to read.

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  5. I think this one sounds really interesting too and I also like mixed formats. I hope we both love it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  6. Play within a novel sounds interesting! Can't wait to hear what you think!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. I hope to read it in 2 or 3 weeks.

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  7. I love the cover! Sounds like an interesting read!

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    1. The cover is very eye catching. I can't wait to start this one.

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  8. I haven't heard of this one before but it sounds like a really moving read. I will be interested to see how the play within a book goes. Great pick!

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    1. Me too. I like the idea of this being the way the protagonist works through her heartache.

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  9. This does sound good (and probably pretty emotional) and I like the theater angle as well. Definitely sounds worth a read.

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    1. I know! I better have some tissues nearby.

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  10. Oh this sounds good! I hadn't heard of this before but love the author comparisons so I will have to add. Great pick!

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    1. Gotta show love to the debuts. 😊

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  11. I'd not heard of this book before but it sounds really interesting. And so unique with the mixed format of the book and the play within it. I'll be adding this to my TBR.

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    1. I am looking forward to reading it, and I hope you enjoy it if you end up reading it as well. =)

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