Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Title: Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Author: E.K. Johnston 
Pages: 256
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 15, 2016

Summary (Goodreads) 

Veronica Mars meets William Shakespeare in E.K. Johnston’s latest brave and unforgettable heroine.

Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn’t mean what you think it means. At PHHS, the cheerleaders don’t cheer for the sports teams; they are the sports team—the pride and joy of a tiny town. The team’s summer training camp is Hermione’s last and marks the beginning of the end of…she’s not sure what. She does know this season could make her a legend. But during a camp party, someone slips something in her drink. And it all goes black.

In every class, there’s a star cheerleader and pariah pregnant girl. They’re never supposed to be the same person. Hermione struggles to regain the control she’s always had and faces a wrenching decision about how to move on. The assault wasn’t the beginning of Hermione Winter’s story and she’s not going to let it be the end. She won’t be anyone’s cautionary tale.

Why I am excited?

Since I got to meet E.K. Johnston back in June of last year, she mentioned this as one of her projects and it sounded amazing! It also brings up issues that we as a society are facing today. 


  1. I like the sound of this - I would like to see how she overcomes being assaulted and what she does to stand out. Here's my WoW meme

  2. Ah, the horrors of high school! lol. This one sounds unique, and I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. So interesting. I'd love to read this as well. Awesome pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. I hope you'll enjoy it once it comes out.
    I can imagine it is exciting to finally see the project you were hearing about comes to life...
    Here is my WoW if you'd like to check it out:

  5. Love this cover! And it sounds really interesting, I hope you enjoy it when it releases :D

    Asma @ IceyBooks

  6. This sounds amazing! I haven't picked up a hard hitting contemporary for a while. Great pick!

    Here is my WoW!


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