Waiting on Wednesday (99) — THE TRAGEDY PAPER by Elizabeth LaBan

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

The Tragedy Paper

Tim Macbeth is a 17-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is, “Enter here to be and find a friend.” Tim does not expect to find a friend; all he really wants to do is escape his senior year unnoticed. Despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “it” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim’s surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, and she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone finds out. Tim and Vanessa enter into a clandestine relationship, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher.

The story unfolds from two alternating viewpoints: Tim, the tragic, love-struck figure, and Duncan, a current senior, who uncovers the truth behind Tim and Vanessa’s story and will consequently produce the greatest Tragedy Paper in Irving’s history

THE TRAGEDY PAPER will be released January 8th 2013 from Knopf.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    August 15, 2012

    this sounds good and i love the alternating pov's..thanks for sharing this one. My WoW

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    The Headless Owl

    August 15, 2012

    Ooh this sounds SO good! Sounds so dark and scandalous. I'm so intrigued by the Tragedy Papers, and I love that the alternating PoVs are between Tim and a third character. Awesome pick! I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list!

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    Randi M

    August 15, 2012

    I am so interested in this one! The alternating POVs sound really interesting as well. And I really like the cover. :) Great pick!

    My WoW


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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    August 15, 2012

    Ooh interesting! This one is new to me!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Jenea Whittington

    August 15, 2012

    I love this sounds of this one. Great pick. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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    Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiners Book Blog)

    August 15, 2012

    Haven't heard of it, but I love the cover. Hope you get to read it soon.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    August 15, 2012

    This one looks really good, I will have to keep an eye out for it. Great choice!

    My wow

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    Amber (Books of Amber)

    August 15, 2012

    Oooh, this is a new one! It sounds really intriguing, so I've added it to my list. I also love the cover!

    Books of Amber

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    Kimberley Jones

    August 15, 2012

    Wow this sounds really good. I'm not into love stories that much but this one sounds really great. Especially the concept of a tragedy paper. I love the cover and the boy's named Macbeth? I already adore him :D

    Greetings and thanks for sharing

    Here is my WoW: http://kimberleyjones17.blogspot.de/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-2-pods-by-michelle.html

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    Mel - Thedailyprophecy.

    August 15, 2012

    I haven't heard of that one before, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW pick :)

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    Tribute Books Mama

    August 15, 2012

    Sounds very intriguing, great pick.


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    Krystianna (Downright Dystopian)

    August 15, 2012

    This sounds really good! This is the first that I've heard of this one. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

    August 15, 2012

    Awesome WoW pick. Sounds like an interesting behind the scenes story. Will look for it when it comes out. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting My WoW
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

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    August 15, 2012

    This sounds really interesting. I like the cover to. The albino factor captures my interest. I just read another book where an albino was one of the main characters – Blackbrooke by Emma Silver, which was really good. I will definitely be checking this book out.

    Ellen @ Always YA at Heart – Here’s my WoW

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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    August 15, 2012

    I love finding brand new books in these WoW posts. Seems so many are chosen by the same people and it gets to be a bit monotonous. Great pick, Hafsah! :-) I am adding this to my Wish List.

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    August 15, 2012

    The point-of-view idea is fascinating. Generally there are the main characters speaking, so Tim and Vanessa, but letting Duncan unravel the story as well sounds way more interesting.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Our WOW this week.

    Diana @ BookVenturers

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    August 15, 2012

    This sounds really good. I'm going to add it to my TBR list now.

    My WOW: http://breathofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-21-smashed.html

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    Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    August 16, 2012

    I don't know if I could read this one. Sometimes these drown me :( I haven't heard of this one before though. Good share.
    Our Wow @Libby Blog

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    Patrick Castro

    August 16, 2012

    Ooh I love this one Hafash! It sounds so so good! :) My WoW this week was Speechless by Hannah Harrington!

    Patrick @ The Bookshelves

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    Valerie StuckInBooks

    August 16, 2012

    Ooooo this one sounds good!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my version of WoW


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    August 16, 2012

    I literally have no clue what to make of this book's summary. I read and my jaw just dropped. This will either be the best ever or the worst. So I think I'm going to wait to see reviews…

    My WoW

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    Elizabeth LaBan

    August 17, 2012

    Thanks so much for noticing my book! January can't come fast enough!