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

Posted by on August 15, 2012

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.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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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