Waiting on Wednesday: Dress Codes for Small Towns

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where she spotlights upcoming releases.

This week I am waiting on:
Dress Codes for Small Towns
By: Courtney C. Stevens
Publisher: HarperTeen


Sometimes you just know that you are going to love a book because you have come to love the author. This is true for me with this book; I am interested in the synopsis, but I can't wait to see how Court's special brand of character finesse makes it truly exceptional.
This topic is timely, and you may have seen a few other titles with similar themes. I am betting that Stevens can take it on in a way that embraces the humanity of the characters in the best possible way.

As the tomboy daughter of the town’s preacher, Billie McCaffrey has always struggled with fitting the mold of what everyone says she should be. She’d rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid group of friends: Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee.

But when Janie Lee confesses to Billie that she’s in love with Woods, Billie’s filled with a nagging sadness as she realizes that she is also in love with Woods…and maybe with Janie Lee, too.

Always considered “one of the guys,” Billie doesn’t want anyone slapping a label on her sexuality before she can understand it herself. So she keeps her conflicting feelings to herself, for fear of ruining the group dynamic. Except it’s not just about keeping the peace, it’s about understanding love on her terms—this thing that has always been defined as a boy and a girl falling in love and living happily ever after. For Billie—a box-defying dynamo—it’s not that simple.

Readers will be drawn to Billie as she comes to terms with the gray areas of love, gender, and friendship, in this John Hughes-esque exploration of sexual fluidity.


  1. Nice pick! Doesn't really sound like my kind of read but I hope you will thoroughly enjoy it once you read it!

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