Waiting on Wednesday (15): Fingerprints of You

22 Feb

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I love it because it is basically a squee-fest where book lovers can choose one book that they are DYING to get their hands on. Check it out!

Fingerprints of You

by Kristen-Paige Madonia

Lemon grew up with Stella, a single mom who wasn’t exactly maternal. Stella always had a drink in her hand and a new boyfriend every few months, and when things got out of hand, she would whisk Lemon off to a new town for a fresh beginning. Now, just as they are moving yet again, Lemon discovers that she is pregnant from a reckless encounter—with a guy Stella had been flirting with.

On the verge of revisiting her mother’s mistakes, Lemon struggles to cope with the idea of herself as a young unmarried mother, as well as the fact that she’s never met her own father. Determined to have at least one big adventure before she has the baby, Lemon sets off on a cross-country road trip, intending not only to meet her father, but to figure out who she wants to be.

Guys, FINGERPRINTS OF YOU sounds twisty and complex and complicated. With the recent-ish popularity of teenage mothers on TV and elsewhere, and the growing understanding of the difficulties they must deal with raising their own children when they are still basically children themselves, I think that this book sounds incredibly interesting and relevant. BONUS: it also sounds plain AWESOME. The first paragraph of this summary reminds me of that movie Mermaids, with Cher and Winona Rider: a mom who acts like a teenager and a daughter who struggles to fit in as they bounce around and find herself and understand relationships without becoming her mom in the process.  And DOUBLE BONUS: ROAD TRIP!!! GAH!! You all know that I LOVE road trips. FINGERPRINTS OF YOU sounds like a solidly juicy coming-of-age that I can’t wait to get my mitts on.

Also, on a totally superficial note, LOOK at this COVER!! It’s so colorful and bright and gorgeous! I’m assuming that it’s maybe supposed to look like a tattoo, because that’s what it looks like to me, but WOW! So eye-catching.

FINGERPRINTS OF YOU is coming out August 7, 2012 from Simon & Schuster BFYR.

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9 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (15): Fingerprints of You”

  1. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books February 22, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    This sounds fantastic and twisty and really good! I’d never heard of it before so thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. Meghan @ Books and a Cup of Tea February 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    This one sounds really interesting! I like road trip books, so I’m sure I’ll like this one.

    Great pick!

    My Waiting on Wednesday!

  3. Candice February 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    I’m kind of fangirlling over the cover of this one! It looks so old-fashioned, which is such a contradiction to the plot. Although now I see where you said it looks like a tattoo… which yeah, now that you mention it, it does. Still pretty!

    • trippingbooks February 22, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

      Isn’t it SO PRETTY?!? I was trying to figure out what book to do for my WoW this week, and this cover totally caught my eye. Then I remembered the road trip and I was sold! I love it.

  4. Agnieszka Nashi February 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I think it’s the roadtrip that got me! And just look at that cover. *_*

    My WoW is here. ♥

  5. Laura February 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    This does sound interesting. Glad to know about it. 🙂

  6. thereadinghousewives February 23, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Why haven’t I heard of this book until now?! Just added it on GR 🙂 I love the authors name! And I ❤ the cover! And road trip like you said! Just GAH! I hope this is awesome and I really appreciate you mentioning it, because I might not have seen it otherwise. August is a long time away… 😦

    I ❤ your blog btw 🙂

  7. arepg February 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    I love that cover—it’s like 1950s tattoos! Thanks for the great recommendation!
    —Rebecca

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