Monday, January 05, 2009

What Would Emma Do?


One of my writer BFFs, Eileen Cook, has a new book out!!! In fact, it was released just before Christmas, but because I was so totally overwhelmed by traveling and then hosting a dinner for 20, and then traveling some more... I was a total slacker and didn't get a chance to blog about it until today.

If Eileen's first YA novel, WHAT WOULD EMMA DO? is half as great as her adult book, UNPREDICTABLE, then you will be blinded by its awesomeness. (Yes, I saw Kung Foo Panda over the holidays.)

Forget my babbling, here's the official blurbage:

Thou shalt not kiss thy best friend’s boyfriend…again….

There is no greater sin than kissing your best friend’s boyfriend. So when Emma breaks that golden rule, she knows she’s messed up big-time. Especially since she lives in the smallest town ever, where everyone knows everything about everyone else…. And especially because she maybe kinda wants to do it again. Now her best friend isn’t speaking to her, her best guy friend is making things totally weird, and Emma is running full speed toward certain social disaster. This is so not the way senior year was supposed to go.

Time to pray for a minor miracle. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s time for Emma to stop trying to please everyone around her, and figure out what she wants for herself.

And because who cares what I think... Here's what others are saying:

“Sassy and sly and sweet all at the same time, this book made me laugh out loud.” – Meg Cabot author of the Princess Diaries

“Not since Judy Blume’s Margaret introduced herself to God has there been such a funny, genuine, conflicted, wanna-be-sort-good-maybe-later girl as Emma. Eileen Cook’s tone as she takes on the big ones – life, love, faith and friendship is pitch perfect.” – Jacqueline Mitchard author of Deep End of the Ocean and Midnight Twins

“Smart and fun and full of heart.” – Sarah Mlynowski author of Bras and Broomsticks

Those are some impressive quotes and I must say, this book sounds amazing. It's moving to the top of my TBR pile.

Eileen's blog (if you've yet to discover it) is amazing, too. Check it out, here.

And then go buy the book. Now.

Oh, and Happy New Year! (Just a little late.)

8 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

I would like to be blinded by awesomeness, so I must add this to my buying list!

Kwana said...

This looks great! Thanks Maureen. Happy New Year!

Barrie said...

Hi Maureen! I have a very funny interview with Eileen that I must post. Maybe Wednesday? I'll let you know. The book does look good!

Joanne Levy said...

I have read WHAT WOULD EMMA DO? and will say it is as awesome as Unpredictable. I dare say it's even awesomer. Okay, it's the awesomest. Really. Lots of fun to read; just what you'd expect from Eileen who overflows with awesomeness.

Seriously, Meg Cabot was smart to put this one on her Christmas list.

Go get a copy!

Eileen said...

oooooh awesomness. Thanks so much for the call out.

L.A. Mitchell said...

Sounds like she has the tone and voice down to precision. I'm impressed by the quotes, too. Those are I-just-won-the-lottery kind of cover quotes.

MariaGeraci said...

I really loved Unpredictable. This sounds like a great book too:)

Barrie said...

Posting my interview with Eileen next Wed. Jan 14. ;)

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