This week . . .
Title: Damsel Distressed
Author: Kelsey Macke (Website | Twitter)
Age Group: Young Adult
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Hot girls get the fairy tales. No one cares about the stepsisters' story. Those girls don't get a sweet little ending; they get a lifetime of longing
Imogen Keegen has never had a happily ever after–in fact, she doesn’t think they are possible. Ever since her mother’s death seven years ago, Imogen has pulled herself in and out of therapy, struggled with an “emotionally disturbed” special ed. label, and loathed her perma-plus-sized status.
When Imogen’s new stepsister, the evil and gorgeous Ella Cinder, moves in down the hall, Imogen begins losing grip on the pieces she’s been trying to hold together. The only things that gave her solace–the theatre, cheese fries, and her best friend, Grant–aren’t enough to save her from her pain this time.
While Imogen is enjoying her moment in the spotlight after the high school musical, the journal pages containing her darkest thoughts get put on display. Now, Imogen must resign herself to be crushed under the ever-increasing weight of her pain, or finally accept the starring role in her own life story.
And maybe even find herself a happily ever after.
Enhance the experience with the companion soundtrack, Imogen Unlocked, by the author's band, Wedding Day Rain.
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Why I'm waiting on Damsel Distressed this Wednesday: I need this book so badly! The second I read the blurb, I fell in love. I totally want to hear the stepsisters' side of the story. This sounds like just the sort of spin I need right now. Add in a totally relatable character and a cover I absolutely adore and I'm sold. Is it the fourteenth yet?
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