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.
I found out about this book last week and I was completely floored by the title, the cover, and the synopsis. I was a cheerleader in high school, but I wasn’t popular, so this book kind of speaks to me in that way…but I also think it’s going to deal with the body and image issues that I had so much trouble with as a teen.
I haven’t read anything by E.K. Johnston yet, but I have heard outstanding things about The Story of Owen and A Thousand Nights, and I’m excited to dig into my first work by this rising Canadian author.
In short, I NEED THIS BOOK.
Is Exit, Pursued by a Bear on your TBR? Have you read any of E.K. Johnston’s other books? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know and I’ll stop by!
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