Welcome to another Waiting on Wednesday!
This week a book that I first picked to put on my list on Goodreads due to the cover (there are just not many covers with girls riding atop of a bus), and later I fell in love with the blurb.
So here we go. This week’s most anticipated book is:
“I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.”
After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.
So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, “Mosquitoland” is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.
So why do I really want to read this book?
First of all, because of the cover. Yes, I am a cover snob. I prefer my books to have a cover I really like. Next to that, I love the blurb. It sounds like our main character has one hell of trip ahead of her and I want to know what happened to her family. To read about the quirky cast of fellow travellers. And I love road trip books, I have been searching for a new one for some time now, so I am hoping this one will be good!