Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! by Tommy Greenwald

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share the titles whose release we are eagerly anticipating.

Um, sometimes it's hard to keep up. I mean, last week, I posted a WoW post about how I was mad for the next Charlie Joe Jackson book because I had seen the cover release on the author's FB page. But, I totally missed that there's one coming out in between! 

Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting by Tommy Greenwald. 240 p. Roaring Brook Press, February 17, 2015.  9781596438378.

Publisher synopsis: When a text goes wrong, Katie Friedman learns the hard way that sometimes you need to disconnect to connect.
Here are a few things you need to know about Katie Friedman:
1. Katie is swearing off phones for life! (No, seriously. She just sent the wrong text to the wrong person!)
2. She wants to break up with her boyfriend. (Until, that is, he surprises her with front row tickets to her favorite band, Plain Jane. Now what!?)
3. She wants to be a rock star (It’s true. She has a band and everything.)
4. Her best friend is Charlie Joe Jackson. (Yeah, you know the guy.)
5. And most importantly, Katie’s been offered the deal of a lifetime—get ten of her friends to give up their phones for one week and everyone can have backstage passes to Plain Jane. (A whole week!? Is that even possible?)
If you don't know about the Charlie Joe Jackson series, you really must check them out. I am a huge fan (here, here, and here) as are my kids. There is always a big hole in the shelf space where double copies of all of Tommy Greenwald's books sit from September to June. I've also had to replace copies that have walked. Looking for some subversive fun? CJJ is your man. The audiobooks are excellent as well. MacLeod Andrews does a great job channeling Charlie Joe (here).

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