Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday ~ 6/21/17

This is our version of Waiting on Wednesday but with more cuddles, books we can't wait to cuddle for various reasons.

What are we waiting on this week?  THIS!

Vicky Decker has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight, quietly navigating the halls of her high school undetected except by her best (and only) friend, Jenna. But when Jenna moves away, Vicky’s isolation becomes unbearable.

So she decides to invent a social life by Photoshopping herself into other people’s pictures, posting them on Instagram under the screen name Vicurious. Instantly, she begins to get followers, so she adds herself to more photos from all over the world with all types of people. And as Vicurious’s online followers multiply, Vicky realizes she can make a whole life for herself without ever leaving her bedroom. But the more followers she finds online, the clearer it becomes that there are a lot of people out there who feel like her— #alone and #ignored in real life.

To help them, and herself, Vicky must find the courage to face her fear of being “seen,” because only then can she stop living vicariously and truly bring the magic of Vicurious to life.

In this beautiful and illuminating narrative, Sharon Huss Roat shines a light on our love of social media and how sometimes being the person you think you want to be isn’t as great as being the person you truly are.

Coming August 15th from Harper Teen

Why am I waiting?  The whole social media thing interests me.  As a teacher, I always worry about the quiet ones.  Sounds good.  What do you think?

That's what we're waiting on this week! What do you think? What are you waiting on? Leave us a comment and link us up!


  1. That's a new to me one! Hope you love it once you read it!

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  2. Yes, this sounds like a good one that explores such interesting issues about social media.

  3. Wow, it sounds like it could send out some really good messages to teens out there! This is the first time I've seen the cover, thanks! Adding to the Goodreads TBR. :) Great pick!

    Cass @ Words on Paper

  4. Totally have this one on my TBR too. I am trying to read more broadly, and I usually like mysteries.
    Sam @ WLABB

  5. Like you, as an educator, I see the connection to my students. I'm very interested in seeing how it goes. Great pick!
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  6. I hadn't heard of this one until now but it sounds really good. I feel like I'm always drawn to books that involve social media. Great pick!