It’s time for another Waiting on Wednesday!
This week I’ve chosen to feature The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder.
First, a synopsis from Amazon:
In this ode to all the things we gain and lose and gain again, seventeen-year-old Penelope Marx curates her own mini-museum to deal with all the heartbreaks of love, friendship, and growing up.
Welcome to the Museum of Heartbreak.
Well, actually, to Penelope Marx’s personal museum. The one she creates after coming face to face with the devastating, lonely-making butt-kicking phenomenon known as heartbreak.
Heartbreak comes in all forms: There’s Keats, the charmingly handsome new guy who couldn’t be more perfect for her. There’s possibly the worst person in the world, Cherisse, whose mission in life is to make Penelope miserable. There’s Penelope’s increasingly distant best friend Audrey. And then there’s Penelope’s other best friend, the equal-parts-infuriating-and-yet-somehow-amazing Eph, who has been all kinds of confusing lately.
But sometimes the biggest heartbreak of all is learning to let go of that wondrous time before you ever knew things could be broken…
How brilliant does this sound?
I have to admit that I was first drawn to it because it’s something that I used to do. I would keep mementos of crushes I had, of the heartbreaks I suffered, of the friendships I lost… I was advised to hold on to them because you never know what kind of associations they would have in a few years time. Anywho, enough about me.
I’m not a huge contemporary reader, but I’m beginning to really enjoy some stuff. I finished Just One Day by Gayle Foreman recently as well as some Rainbow Rowell books (reviews forthcoming), and I’ve really enjoyed them. They’ve helped me recapture what it feels to have your first crush, your first love, and what it feels like to be in high school all over again. (All of my friends and I have agreed that we would love to do it again with the confidence we have now. But doesn’t everybody?)
Anywho, this book will be released on 7 June 2016, and I can’t wait to read it!
What about you? What are you looking forward to?