Waiting on Wednesday: Bittersweet

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Summary from Amazon:

Hudson can’t wait to get out of Watonka, her working-class town outside of Buffalo. Once upon a time, her talent as a skater was going to be her ticket out… but when her parents’ marriage unraveled three years ago, so did her dreams. Now, she buries herself in making cupcakes for her mom’s diner and imagining her parallel life where she went on to skate to glory. But when she gets a letter inviting her to audition for a skating scholarship *and* the hockey team asks for her help with their technique (read: free ice time for Hudson), it’s impossible to ignore the signs. Is she ready to get back on the ice? Could this be her ticket out? Hudson’s determined not to let anything stand in her way. But between baking and waitressing at the diner, the love triangle that’s developing with two outrageously cute hockey boys, and the simmering drama with her best friend, her future is anything but certain…


Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler will be released by Simon Pulse on January 3, 2012.

Sarah Ockler is one of my favorite authors–Twenty Boy Summer completely broke my heart, and Fixing Delilah was a beautiful exploration of family relationships. I’m pretty sure, though, that Bittersweet is going to be her best book yet. Why is that, you ask? ICE SKATING! CUPCAKES!!

I’m not sure how many of you know this, but I was a figure skater for a large part of my childhood, and then went on to play hockey for a couple years. I don’t skate as much as I’d like anymore, but I love the ice, and I’m excited that this book will include both figure skating and hockey. I also love baking (and eating baked goods). I kind of want to start singing “these are a few of my favorite things” every time I think about this book.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


One Response to "Waiting on Wednesday: Bittersweet"

  • I have this one on my list of must reads as well. I just adore all of her work thus far and have high hopes for this one as well.

    1 Michelle said this (December 17, 2011 at 11:41 AM)