Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Breaking Up Point

Waiting on Wednesday comes from Breaking the Spine

Breaking Up Point by Brian McNamara 

Out: September 15, 2015

Official Summary: Brendan Madden is starting his freshman year of college and, although excited, he is sad to say good-bye to his high school boyfriend, Mark. After a rough transition, Brendan carves out a place for himself at school, where he has new friends and newfound independence. With the added strain of distance, however, he now finds it hard to maintain his relationship with Mark, especially due to the fact that Mark still must hide the relationship from most of his friends. Brendan’s college life allows him to be open and honest about who he is. He debates whether he is willing to compromise this for Mark, especially since staying in the relationship means forgoing the possibility of finding new romance at college. 

My Thoughts:  Not too long to wait for this one! I love the theme of one half of a couple going to college while the other is stuck back in high school. The person in college is experiencing something  very different, and it's bound to be tough to make a relationship work - even if it's not long distance. Added to this whole idea is the fact that Mark seems to be mostly in the closet and that is bound to be tough for Brendan, especially if he's out in college and meeting other people that are too! I'm definitely curious about this one! 

What do you think? What are you waiting on? 


Liz. R said...

Ooh this sounds pretty good, and you don't see too many books set in university. A lot of things definitely change in that jump from school to uni, so hoping this does a good job of portraying that! Thanks for sharing.

Talk Supe said...

Oh yeah... this has an interesting premise/conflict. Like one is growing up, experiencing the world in a different way while the one left behind is... left behind. I hope it's not overly dramatic though.