Waiting On: And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky

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And Then Things Fall Apart
by Arlaina Tibensky
July 26, 2011
Keek’s life was totally perfect.

Keek and her boyfriend just had their Worst Fight Ever, her best friend heinously betrayed her, her parents are divorcing, and her mom’s across the country caring for her newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. To top it all off, Keek’s got the plague. (Well, the chicken pox.) Now she’s holed up at her grandmother’s technologically-barren house until further notice. Not quite the summer vacation Keek had in mind.

With only an old typewriter and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar for solace and guidance, Keek’s alone with her swirling thoughts. But one thing’s clear through her feverish haze—she’s got to figure out why things went wrong so she can put them right.

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This looks like it will be a great summer book. It's always fun when characters are removed from their accustomed surroundings. And I love that her comforts are a book and a typewriter! The cover on this one is kinda cute and different, as well. I like the sort of whimsy of it.

What book(s) are you waiting on?


  1. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up when it hits the shelves. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

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  2. Hmmm...This sounds wicked. Great choice!

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  3. This one sounds interesting!

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    Have a nice week :)

  4. It is one of a kind cute! I love the cleverness of it. Yup, perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This books looks cute and quirky. I think I would pick it up solely due to the fact that the main character's name is Keek. :)

  6. Keek is one cool name! That sounds good, not too much longer to wait.

  7. I agree with you, it's something I'll pick up to read this summer. The cover's pretty cool too! I didn't notice it was a typewriter until you pointed it out. :) Great pick!

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  8. I enjoy books that are contemplative and this one sounds like it will also includes a lot of flashback. Great pick!

  9. This sounds really interesting...my hearts already going out to Keek!

  10. I really agree with you-it's always nice to read about how a main character is removed from what she's accustomed to and slowly starts adjusting to a new environment! The character growth is usually very satisfying (:

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  11. NEAT! What an interesting idea for a book!

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  12. Oh, this sounds great! I hadn't heard of it before so I'm definitely adding it to my goodreads list. Excellent pick!

  13. Sounds like a great pick, enjoy!


  14. Hmm sounds interesting. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  15. This was my WoW pick a few weeks ago - looking forward to it.

  16. Sound intriguing! I'll have to check it out! Thanks!

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  17. woah! The chicken pox that late? And wow that girl goes through a lot! I agree with you about the cover. I don't know if Sylvia Plath's Bell Jar is the best book to have when you're feeling that down :O, but sounds like Keek will pull through. Thanks for sharing this one! Hadn't heard of it until now!
    -Christina Reads YA

  18. O0o0O. Sounds interesting. I'll definitively have to take a look into it. Thanks for sharing your pick!

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    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.


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