Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Summer of Yesterday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana
Pub. Date: June 17, 2014


Goodreads says, "Back to the Future meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High when Haley’s summer vacation takes a turn for the retro in this totally rad romantic fantasy. Summer officially sucks. Thanks to a stupid seizure she had a few months earlier, Haley’s stuck going on vacation with her dad and his new family to Disney’s Fort Wilderness instead of enjoying the last session of summer camp back home with her friends. Fort Wilderness holds lots of childhood memories for her father, but surely nothing for Haley. But then a new seizure triggers something she’s never before experienced—time travel—and she ends up in River Country, the campground’s long-abandoned water park, during its heyday. The year? 1982. And there—with its amusing fashion, “oldies” music, and primitive technology—she runs into familiar faces: teenage Dad and Mom before they’d even met. Somehow, Haley must find her way back to the twenty-first century before her present-day parents anguish over her disappearance, a difficult feat now that she’s met Jason, one of the park’s summer residents and employees, who takes the strangely dressed stowaway under his wing. Seizures aside, Haley’s used to controlling her life, and she has no idea how to deal with this dilemma. How can she be falling for a boy whose future she can’t share?"
First off, if you mention Back to the Future in a book's synopsis, it immediately will be added to my to-read list. Back to the Future is one of my top five favorite movies of all time.  Also, Disney's Fort Wilderness (River Country!!!) in 1982? I have home videos of myself at River Country in the good-ole 80s.  The main character's parents as teenagers? This sounds awesome! What do you guys think?

18 comments:

  1. Happy Wednesday!

    Love your book choice! Sounds like cute read :)

    Here's my WOW

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  2. Great pick! I've never heard of it, but it sounds good. Here is my WOW

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  3. Oh, how pretty is that cover?! And the synopsis?! Yeah, this is the type of book for me. Wonderful pick this week, Christina! :)

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    1. Thanks, Melissa. The cover screams summertime. :)

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  4. Not heard of this one before now which I am surprised about as it sounds like a book I would love. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for visiting, Kate!

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  5. The "Back to the Future" reference got me too. Queue its theme song in my head -- and the fact that Fast Times in Ridgemont High is also referenced -- and I'm all giddy. All kidding aside, the premise is pretty cool. I'm a huge 80s fan, although it wasn't quite my era as I was born/a kid through most of it. Definitely adding this one to my TBR.

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    1. I LOVE the theme song from BttF. It's definitely one of my fave movies. Thanks for visiting, Page!

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  6. Ok yah that is a pretty awesome opening line. Sucked me right in. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

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  7. This looks like a perfect summer beach read!! LOL, here in my house, Back to the Future is a classic must-watch-often trilogy!!

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    1. Yes! Me too! I am obsessed. Thanks for visiting, Becky.

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  8. I know! Back to the Future AND Fast Times!! Sold, sold, sold! Great pick!

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    1. Me too! I am a huge fan! I love my 80s. :) Thanks for visiting, Natalie!

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  9. Time travel! Disney! Summertime! You really can't go wrong :)

    Fabulous WOW!

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