This is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers highlight a book that they are eagerly anticipating the release of!
Uses for Boys
By Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Release Date: January 15, 2013Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.
Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical, Uses for Boys is a story of breaking down and growing up.
The cover is definitely what caught my eye when I first saw this book. The Christmas lights are so cool and I love how the title lights up with them. Moving on to the actually story, I knew this was one I had to read. I'm so intrigued by Anna's character and how she has to use boys in order to fill in her need for a family. And what's up with her friend Toy? What secrets could she have? I'm so excited to read this one! January seriously can't come soon enough!