For the first time ever, a young adult novel about the teen years of L.M. Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.
Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery — Maud to her friends — has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true. Her grandfather has strong opinions about a woman's place in the world, and they do not include spending good money on college. Luckily, she has a teacher to believe in her, and good friends to support her, including Nate, the Baptist minister's stepson and the smartest boy in the class. If only he weren't a Baptist; her Presbyterian grandparents would never approve. Then again, Maud isn't sure she wants to settle down with a boy — her dreams of being a writer are much more important.
But life changes for Maud when she goes out West to live with her father and his new wife and daughter. Her new home offers her another chance at love, as well as attending school, but tensions increase as Maud discovers her stepmother's plans for her, which threaten Maud's future — and her happiness forever.
Guys. Gather round. Let me tell you a story.
So when I first heard about MAUD, a YA novel based on Montgomery’s teen life a few years ago? I freaked out.
Not only did I hear about it, but I heard about it from a friend. My friend Melanie Fishbane, who I met through book blogging.
And the reason she was telling me about it? Because she wrote it.
And let me tell you, Melanie KNOWS about L.M. Montgomery. Not only has she done extensive research on Montgomery, but we’ve also had a ton of conversations about YA lit, Anne, Montgomery’s other big heroine Emily of New Moon, the movies, even Green Gables Fables, a modernized webseries adaptation.
(Our latest observation? Teen Maud would have totally loved Taylor Swift).
Last week, Melanie unveiled this gorgeous cover on Bustle. I’m so excited for her, and also so excited to finally read Maud’s story. I’m looking forward to swoons and a heroine I can totally relate to.
Is MAUD on your To Be Read list? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know and I’ll stop by!
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.