“Waiting On” Wednesday is a meme created at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that we can’t wait to read.
This week I’d love to get my hands on a copy of Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught.
Here’s the summary, taken from Goodreads:
When Jason Milwaukee’s best friend, Sunshine, disappears from the
face of the earth, the whole town, including Jason, starts searching for her. But the insistent voices in Jason’s head won’t let him get to the heart of the mystery—he’s schizophrenic, and the voices make it hard to know what is real and what is not. As the chase becomes more panicked, Jason’s meds start wearing off, and he is looking more and more guilty. But of what, exactly? Both brilliantly witty and intensely honest, this poignant novel draws upon the author’s many years as an adolescent psychologist, but it’s Vaught’s powerful voice and expertly crafted mystery that will keep the pages turning.
As I’ve said before, I’m fascinated by books that explore mental illness from inside the inflicted character’s head. Add bonus points for male narration, and I’m sold.
This title is released on September 4, 2012.