Waiting on Wednesday: Butter

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

Summary from Goodreads:

A boy everyone calls “Butter” is about to make Scottsdale High history. He’s going to eat himself to death live on the Internet – and everyone will watch.

He announces his deadly plan to an army of peers and expects pity, insults or even indifference. Instead, he finds morbid encouragement. When that encouragement tips the scales into popularity, Butter has a reason to live. But if he doesn’t go through with his plan, he’ll lose everything.


Butter by Erin Lange will be released by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on October 2, 2012.

How could you read that premise and not be completely and utterly intrigued? I’m always interested in fictionalized portrayals of suicide, but my curiosity is particularly piqued by the idea of a teen whose plan for suicide might be the very thing that gives him reason to live and I’m looking forward to finding out where this story goes.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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