Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!
New Girl by Paige Harbison
Release Date: January 31, 2012
WHY DID A SPOT OPEN UP AT MANDERLEY ACADEMY?
I hadn't wanted to go, but my parents were so excited…. So here I am, the new girl at Manderley, a true fish out of water. But mine's not the name on everyone's lips. Oh, no.
It's Becca Normandy they can't stop talking about. Perfect, beautiful Becca. She went missing at the end of last year, leaving a spot open at Manderley-the spot that I got. And everyone acts like it's my fault that infallible, beloved Becca is gone and has been replaced by not perfect, completely fallible, unknown Me.
Then, there's the name on my lips-Max Holloway. Becca's ex. The one boy I should avoid, but can't. Thing is, it seems like he wants me, too. But the memory of Becca is always between us. And as much I'm starting to like it at Manderley, I can't help but think she's out there, somewhere, watching me take her place.
Waiting to take it back.
YOU GUYS. I loved Rebecca SO HARD. And this sounds like a rather brilliant YA adaptation. I hope it still manages to surprise me though, because if you've read the original book the surprise is kind of ruined, yes?
Have you read Rebecca? Do you think the element of surprise is lost in adaptations?