Waiting on Wednesday (4) - The Different Girl

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

The Different Girl
by Gordon Dahlquist
Release date: 21 February 2013 from Dutton Juvenile
ISBN 10/13: 0525425977 | 9780525425977

Jacket copy:

Four nearly identical girls on a desert island. An unexpected new arrival. A gently warped near future where nothing is quite as it seems.

Veronika. Caroline. Isobel. Eleanor. One blond, one brunette, one redhead, one with hair black as tar. Four otherwise identical girls who spend their days in sync, tasked to learn. But when May, a very different kind of girl—the lone survivor of a recent shipwreck—suddenly and mysteriously arrives on the island, an unsettling mirror is about to be held up to the life the girls have never before questioned.

Sly and unsettling, Gordon Dahlquist’s timeless and evocative storytelling blurs the lines between contemporary and sci-fi with a story that is sure to linger in readers’ minds long after the final page has been turned.

Why I'm Waiting:

I loved Gordon Dahlquist's adult novel The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters. It's not for everyone, I have to say. It's a doorstop, for one thing; for another the imagery is quite titillating. But I really liked the way he could spend pages and pages evoking the look and feel and fantasy of the warped world he depicts in his writing. So when I saw his name on this book, I added it to my to-read shelf right away!

I got approved for this on Netgalley, so I'm technically not waiting very long... I still want a hardcover copy, though. And possibly a skirt in that weird lemon color on the cover.

Until Feb 11, you can enter a giveaway for this book on Goodreads.com.

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