Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting On: White Lines

White Lines by Jennifer Banash
To be published: April 4, 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
White Lines
A gritty, atmospheric coming of age tale set in 1980s New York City.

Seventeen-year-old Cat is living every teenager’s dream—she has her own apartment on the Lower East Side and at night she’s club kid royalty, guarding the velvet rope at some of the hottest clubs in the city. The night with its crazy, frenetic, high-inducing energy—the pulsing beat of the music, the radiant, joyful people and those seductive white lines that can ease all pain—is when Cat truly lives.

But her daytime, when real life occurs, is more nightmare than dream. Having spent years suffering her mother’s emotional and physical abuse, and abandoned by her father, Cat is terrified and alone—unable to connect to anyone or anything. But when someone comes along who makes her want to truly live, she’ll need to summon the courage to confront her demons and take control of a life already spinning dangerously out of control. Both poignant and raw, White Lines is a gripping tale and the reader won’t want to look away. [goodreads]

Some of my most favorite contemporary novels, are also the deepest and grittiest I've ever read. There's something beautiful in the darkness of this type of writing that always fascinates me. I have a feeling this book will capture my interest as well.

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


  1. This sounds intense, touching and somehow exciting! Totally want to read it as well!!!

  2. I have to admit that I've been very curious about WHITE LINES ever since I've first heard about it, but it sounds so very depressing - and I'm definitely not in the mood for this in the moment. But maybe I will be in April. :D
    Hope you'll enjoy it! :)

    Fictional Distraction

  3. So very sadly I got rejected for this book on Edelweiss. Sad day. Regardless, I'm still super duper excited for it. It screams "Ginger and Magan book" to me.

  4. I won an ARC of White Lines in a competition. I read it a few weeks ago. Its really good, I couldn't put it down. White Lines is definitely gritty, especially with the amount of drug use that takes place.

  5. This one sounds like a truly gritty contemporary that will tug at everyone's heart strings! I've had my eye on this one for awhile now, and I'm so excited for it's release. Great pick, Ginger!

  6. I really like the cover on this one! I hope your able to get your hands on it when it comes out!

    My WoW

  7. Good one!! You always find really awesome contemps for your Waitings!! I love that it's set in the 80's... it sort of reminds me of the book Girl Bomb by Janice Erlbaum!

  8. Sounds sad yet real. Adding it to my TBR!


  9. I had heard of this, but hadn't taken the time to read the summary until now. It sounds wonderful, so thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  10. YES YES YES I want to read this book so much!!!


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