Waiting on Wednesday #19: Ask Me How I Got Here

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Ask Me How I Got Here, by Christine Heppermann
Publication: May 3, 2016, by Greenwillow
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary

Addie has always known what she was running toward. In cross-country, in life, in love. Until she and her boyfriend—her sensitive, good-guy boyfriend—are careless one night and she ends up pregnant. Addie makes the difficult choice to have an abortion. And after that—even though she knows it was the right decision for her—nothing is the same anymore. She doesn’t want anyone besides her parents and her boyfriend to know what happened; she doesn’t want to run cross-country; she can’t bring herself to be excited about anything. Until she reconnects with Juliana, a former teammate who’s going through her own dark places. Once again, Christine Heppermann writes with an unflinching honesty and a deep sensitivity about the complexities of being a teenager, being a woman. Her free-verse poems are moving, provocative, and often full of wry humor and a sharp wit. Like Laurie Halse Anderson and Ellen Hopkins, Christine Heppermann is a voice to turn to for the truth of difficult subjects. Ask Me How I Got Here is a literary exploration of sexuality, religion, and self-discovery.

I LOVE THIS COVER. From the moment I saw this book, I knew that it would be fabulous so I read the summary and fell in love. HarperTeen just keeps creating more and more beautiful covers! Agh.

What are you anticipating the most this week?


  1. Wow, this one sounds really intense! Could be a tear jerker I'd think. Great pick!
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    1. Thanks Lisa! It sounds fabulous and I just need it in my hands today! (I'm also ready to cry, hah.)


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