Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.
This next Waiting on Wednesday has only recently come onto my radar, and I immediately put it on my wishlist when it did.
Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali
Saints and Misfits is an unforgettable debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life…starring a Muslim teen.
How much can you tell about a person just by looking at them?
Janna Yusuf knows a lot of people can’t figure out what to make of her…an Arab Indian-American hijabi teenager who is a Flannery O’Connor obsessed book nerd, aspiring photographer, and sometime graphic novelist is not exactly easy to put into a box.
And Janna suddenly finds herself caring what people think. Or at least what a certain boy named Jeremy thinks. Not that she would ever date him—Muslim girls don’t date. Or they shouldn’t date. Or won’t? Janna is still working all this out.
While her heart might be leading her in one direction, her mind is spinning in others. She is trying to decide what kind of person she wants to be, and what it means to be a saint, a misfit, or a monster. Except she knows a monster…one who happens to be parading around as a saint…Will she be the one to call him out on it? What will people in her tightknit Muslim community think of her then?
Publisher: Simon & Schuster | Release Date: June 13th | Pre-order at Book Depository
Not only does this book sound totally awesome, but I am in LOVE with that cover 💕. Who else is looking forward to Saints and Misfits?