Waiting on Wednesday: Stand-Off by Andrew Smith

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Author: Andrew Smith
Release Date: September 8th 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

It’s his last year at Pine Mountain, and Ryan Dean should be focused on his future, but instead, he’s haunted by his past. His rugby coach expects him to fill the roles once played by his lost friend, Joey, as the rugby team’s stand-off and new captain. And somehow he’s stuck rooming with twelve-year-old freshman Sam Abernathy, a cooking whiz with extreme claustrophobia and a serious crush on Annie Altman—aka Ryan Dean’s girlfriend, for now, anyway.

Equally distressing, Ryan Dean’s doodles and drawings don’t offer the relief they used to. He’s convinced N.A.T.E. (the Next Accidental Terrible Experience) is lurking around every corner—and then he runs into Joey’s younger brother Nico, who makes Ryan Dean feel paranoid that he’s avoiding him. Will Ryan Dean ever regain his sanity?

From the author of the National Book Award–nominated 100 Sideways Miles, which Kirkus Reviews called “a wickedly witty and offbeat novel,” Stand-Off is filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and delivers the same spot-on teen voice and relatable narrative that legions of readers connected with in Winger.


  1. Totally new to me one here! Not my kind of read but still hope you love it once you read it!

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  2. I haven't read the first book, but I've heard nothing but good things about it. I may have to pick it up! Great pick, I hope you enjoy it!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  3. I haven't read the first book yet, but it has been on my TBR for a while now so manybe I will eventually get to it. Great pick!

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  4. I never read Winger and I'm not really sure if I'll get around it. But I hope you enjoy this!! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  5. I haven't read the first book yet, but I heard great things about it. Great pick!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

  6. I haven't read Winger yet, but both of these books look really good!

  7. OOh I still need to read the first book in this series but it is high on my list! Great pick!

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  8. Awesome pick I heard nothing but great raving reviews about the first book it looks and sounds utterly fantastic! Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

  9. First time I heard about this! Hope you'll like it when it comes out! :) Thanks for visiting my Blog! :)

  10. This is the first time I've heard of the book. It looks good. I may have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by my blog

  11. I've heard really wonderful things about Andrew Smith's books but I've never read one! :)

    Great pick!
    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  12. Sounds like an awesome book! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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