What I’m waiting for : All these things I’ve done by Gabrielle Zevin

All these things I’ve done by Gabrielle Zevin

September 6th, 2011 (US)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city’s most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.’s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she’s to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight–at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.

I liked Gabrielle Zevin’s previous book, Memoirs of a Tennage Amnesiac, and the plot surprised and intrigued me! Chocolate and Coffee illegal? Mafia daughter? It’s so unexpecting I have to read it! It’s a kind of dystopia, I don’t know if it will be as classical as the other novels, but I can’t wait for discovering it!

Moreover, the novel is going to be published in France next year by Albin Michel…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Missy
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 10:49:34

    I spotted this book it seem good but I will wait again because I’ve not time for reading and if he is published in France. That’s good^^

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  2. Lisa
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 18:11:44

    OH MY GOD a world without coffee or chocolate ???? I couldn’t survive lol !!! Tell us if it’s dood, because I have to say that I’m puzzled too !^^

    Reply

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