The Art of Starving| Waiting on Wednesday [#58]

Waiting on Wednesday

Hey guys!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.

So here’s what I’m waiting on this week!

The Art of Starving

Author: Sam J. Miller
Series: Standalone
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: July 11th 2017


The Art of StarvingMatt hasn’t eaten in days.

His stomach stabs and twists inside, pleading for a meal. But Matt won’t give in. The hunger clears his mind, keeps him sharp—and he needs to be as sharp as possible if he’s going to find out just how Tariq and his band of high school bullies drove his sister, Maya, away.

Matt’s hardworking mom keeps the kitchen crammed with food, but Matt can resist the siren call of casseroles and cookies because he has discovered something: the less he eats the more he seems to have . . . powers. The ability to see things he shouldn’t be able to see. The knack of tuning in to thoughts right out of people’s heads. Maybe even the authority to bend time and space.

So what is lunch, really, compared to the secrets of the universe?

Matt decides to infiltrate Tariq’s life, then use his powers to uncover what happened to Maya. All he needs to do is keep the hunger and longing at bay. No problem. But Matt doesn’t realize there are many kinds of hunger… and he isn’t in control of all of them.

Why I’m Waiting

This one hits pretty personal with me. I have always had body image issues all my life. It’s not talked about enough in the media (TV/Movies/Books) that boys can also view their bodies negatively. So I can’t wait to read this one for those reasons. It’s a book I think I could have needed back in high school.

P.S. Sam J. Miller is a debut author!

What has you guys waiting this week? Let me know down below!

Until next time,




7 thoughts on “The Art of Starving| Waiting on Wednesday [#58]

  1. This issue, body issues stemming from young and old men alike, is something that needs more attention. Women tend to be thought of as the only ones that struggle with this type of issue. As a medical professional, I have learned firsthand that this just isn’t true. I also love the magical element thrown in, and I am very curious about how it is handled.

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