Waiting on Wednesday: Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer


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Release Date: August 30th 2016



“Katelyn Ogden was a lot of things, but she wasn’t particularly explosive, in any sense of the word.”

 Mara Carlyle’s senior year at Covington High in suburban New Jersey is going on as normally as could be expected, until the day—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the last senior to explode without warning or explanation. The body count grows and the search is on for a reason—Terrorism! Drugs! Homosexuality! Government conspiracy!—while the seniors continue to pop like balloons.

Mara narrates the end of their world as she knows it with tell-it-like-it-is insight as she tries to make it to graduation in one piece through an explosive year punctuated by romance, quarantine, lifelong friendship, hallucinogenic mushrooms, bloggers, ice cream trucks, “Snooze Button™,” Bon Jovi, and the filthiest language you’ve ever heard the President of the United States use over Skype.

Aaron Starmer rewrites the YA rulebook in Spontaneous, a ridiculously funny, super honest, and truly moving exemplar of the absurd and raw truths of being a teenager in the 21st century . . . and the heartache of saying goodbye.



6 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

    • Jinan April 24, 2016 / 11:05 am

      Hah I can say the same for myself. The only contemporary books I usually pick up are the fluffy, rom-coms so this will be new territory.

  1. Kimberly April 21, 2016 / 5:00 am

    This was my pick last week! It sounds awesome!!!! ^^

    My WoW

    • Jinan April 24, 2016 / 11:06 am

      Yay 😀 It does sound awesome, right?

    • Jinan April 24, 2016 / 11:08 am

      Completely agree with you on that!

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