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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Period 8 by Chris Crutcher

****"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.****

Period 8 by Chris Crutcher
Expected Publication Date: Marcy 26th, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins
Page Count: 320 pages
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In this full-length novel from Chris Crutcher, his first since the best-selling Deadline, the ultimate bully and the ultimate good guy tangle during Period 8.

Paul "the Bomb" Baum tells the truth. No matter what. It was something he learned at Sunday School. But telling the truth can cause problems, and not minor ones. And as Paulie discovers, finding the truth can be even more problematic. Period 8 is supposed to be that one period in high school where the truth can shine, a safe haven. Only what Paulie and Hannah (his ex-girlfriend, unfortunately) and his other classmates don't know is that the ultimate bully, the ultimate liar, is in their midst.

Terrifying, thought-provoking, and original, this novel combines all the qualities of a great thriller with the controversy, ethics, and raw emotion of a classic Crutcher story.
Why I Can't Wait: I love love love love Chris Crutcher like SO MUCH YOU GUYS. His writing is just so gritty and real. If you haven't picked up any of his books then DO IT NOW. I highly recommend Whale Talk. Fantastic!


  1. Its a shame to say i havent read any books by Chris :( Because you really seem to be in love with him! Ill def give Whale Talk a try! Great pick, Period 8 sounds awesome!
    - Our WoW

  2. I'm so looking forward to this one as well. I recently deleted some of the TBR books on my GR account, because there were literally too many, I would read myself to grave if I were to read them all, but I couldn't delete this one, becase it sounds so freaking great! Love this pick!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  3. I haven't read any books by this author, but this book sounds really interesting.

  4. I didn't know about this one, but now I know what I'll be reading in late March. Thanks for posting.

  5. I have never heard of this! But it definitely has me curious!

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  6. I haven't read anything by Crutcher - I'll get right on that! Awesome pick, it really does sound like something I'd pick up and thank you for stopping by my ”Waiting On” Wednesday :)

    Sadie @ Lyrics.

  7. I've never heard of this one. It sounds intense!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow, the cover's catchy but I've never heard of the author before. Will check it out!

    Here's my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  9. This sounds really interesting, I really want to know what goes on in Period 8!

    My WoW

  10. I've never heard of Chris Crutcher before but since you're so enthusiastic about him I guess I'll have to give one of his books a try! I am both intrigued and totally confused by this books summary though. >.<

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

  11. I like the concept of truth vs. lies. Great pick!

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  12. I haven't read anything by him, shame on me! I love the sound of this one. It is a intriguing and weird summary but I like it, so maybe it will be my first :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Check out my WoW if you want :)
    I'm an old follower.

    Have a nice week!
    Kar @ Pause Time

  13. I have never read any books by this author, but I do really want to read this one. It sounds fantastic.

  14. I haven't heard of the author or his other books...going to look up Whale Talk now!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

  15. I haven't read anything by him yet either. This book has such an interesting cover, very intriguing, summary too. Will definitely have to look into this one! Thanks for the rec :)

  16. I have never read anything by Chris Crutcher but I definitely will now. This looks intense and amazing.

    Thanks for stopping by our WoW


  17. Interesting pick :D Seems like a great book ;) I hope you'll end up loving it. <3 :)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  18. The cover looks intriguing and the blurb sounds great!


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