Waiting on Wednesday: This One Time With Julia

On another edition of Breaking the Spine’s awesome meme, we’re talking mystery and murder!

After Joe’s parents died, he stopped growing up. He doesn’t know where his money comes from. His diet consists primarily of cheeseburgers from McDonald’s. He plays basketball on the level of  a pro, but he has only ever played on the streets.

Then his brother disappears, and Julia shows up. Joe falls in love with Julia as quickly as his twin brother, Alvin, did. And like Alvin did before him, he runs away with Julia to her parents’ hotel. There, he’s so blinded by her seductive, dysfunctional family that he can’t see the truth of his brother’s disappearance…until he accidentally stumbles upon Alvin’s killer.

I’ve been on a hunt for complex and mysterious contemporary YA novels, so when I stumbled upon this book on Goodreads, I knew I had to add it to my wishlist.

Go visit David Lampson at his website.

You can also check out This One Time With Julia on Goodreads and pre-order it on Amazon and Book Depository. This One Time With Julia will be released on February 2, 2012.


3 replies »

  1. This definitely sounds interesting! Not the biggest fan of the cover (may have passed if I didn’t know what it was about). I love that it’s mystery and murder (don’t see many of those in YA anymore). Great pick this week!

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