Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Stand-Off by Andrew Smith (Waiting on Wednesday #2)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s eagerly anticipating!

It’s his last year at Pine Mountain, and Ryan Dean should be focused on his future, but instead, he’s haunted by his past. His rugby coach expects him to fill the roles once played by his lost friend, Joey, as the rugby team’s stand-off and new captain. And somehow he’s stuck rooming with twelve-year-old freshman Sam Abernathy, a cooking whiz with extreme claustrophobia and a serious crush on Annie Altman—aka Ryan Dean’s girlfriend, for now, anyway.

Equally distressing, Ryan Dean’s doodles and drawings don’t offer the relief they used to. He’s convinced N.A.T.E. (the Next Accidental Terrible Experience) is lurking around every corner—and then he runs into Joey’s younger brother Nico, who makes Ryan Dean feel paranoid that he’s avoiding him. Will Ryan Dean ever regain his sanity?

From the author of the National Book Award–nominated 100 Sideways Miles, which Kirkus Reviews called “a wickedly witty and offbeat novel,” Stand-Off is filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and delivers the same spot-on teen voice and relatable narrative that legions of readers connected with in Winger.

Stand-Off will be released September 8th, 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers! 

It is no secret that Winger is one of my favorite contemporary books of all time. That being said, I am beyond excited for the sequel. While Winger wrapped up nicely, I still want more of Ryan Dean and Annie and all the antics I'm sure they will get up to. Plus the cover of this book matches Winger perfectly and so do the spines!!!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. Great pick! I recently bought Winger so hopefully I read it soon.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. I loved Grasshopper Jungle, but couldn't get into The Alex Crow. I need to try Winger though. Great pick!
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