Waiting on Wednesday: Seeing Cinderella

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist
Publisher: Aladdin
Genre: Magical Realism, Young Adult
Publication Date: 03.20.2012
Goodreads  /  LibraryThing - doesn't have it yet. Sorry!
Calliope Meadow Anderson wishes her life could be more of a fairy tale—just like the stories she writes. Her best friend, Ellen, is acting weird, her parent's marriage is falling apart, and to top things off, she found out she needs hideously large and geeky glasses.

But Callie soon learns they aren't just any glasses—they are magical and let her read people's thoughts. For the first time ever she's answering all the questions right in math class, and gets a glimpse of what goes through people's minds all day, including what Ellen—and her longtime crush—really think of her.

As if dealing with these crazy glasses weren't enough, Callie tries out for the lead in her school's production of Cinderella and actually gets the part. Instead, Callie chooses to let Ellen have the lead and be Ellen's understudy—just like she has done for their entire friendship.

Add in a new girl who has something to hide, a secret admirer, a best friend stealer who isn't what she seems, and Callie's year just went from ordinary to extraordinary.

Can this supporting actress learn to be a leading lady in her own life? Or is she destined to stay in the background forever—even with her super-freaky-magic glasses?

This just sounds like pure fun. Sometimes a cute book about a little magic and something fun, like a school play, is exactly what you need!

What are you waiting on?


  1. Seeing Cinderella sounds wonderful!
    MY W.O.W:http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday29_26.html

    -Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

    PS. I have a giveaway for a copy of Destined by PC and Kristin Cast over at the blog, check it out! =)

  2. That is a very cute cover! This one sounds good to me too... I also noticed that you're reading The Adoration of Jenna Fox. I liked that book, and I hope you're enjoying it =) Happy Wednesday!

  3. I never was a big fan of Cinderella, but this sounds like a fun read.

    My WOW

  4. This sounds like such a fun story! Magic geeky glasses! That's definitely unique!:D

  5. This does sound like cute and fun read, and something my middle grade girls will love to read. Great pick!

  6. Awww, this sounds really cute. I'll definitely need to keep this in mind.

    Thank you for sharing,

  7. I'll have to put this on my tbr, here's mine http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

  8. This looks like such a fun, cute little book :) Love your choice!

    My WoW this week

  9. This one sounds cute! First time I've heard of it

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  10. Oh how fun. I love this idea. Fab find darling.

  11. This one is new to me, but it sounds so cute. Great choice!

  12. OOh I've never heard of this before! Sounds really fun!

    Xpresso Reads

  13. Oh my! I have to read this one. Sounds like a really fun read. Cute cover...bonus!

  14. awh, i wish the cover was a little more grown-up, but it looks cute!

    I follow you! here's my WOW post, I hope you'll stop by and follow me if you haven't already, and let me know what you think of mine!!


  15. This looks really cute. I will definitely check it out.

    Please check out my WoW!

  16. Okay, this sounds downright adorable. Why haven't I heard about this one before now? So reading this. :)

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  17. Like the picture of the socks. So very cute. Good WOW choice. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour to see what i picked as my WOW choice.


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