Waiting on Wednesday: Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Summer of Yesterday by Gaby Triana

Expected Release Date: July 8, 2014

Back to the Future meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High when Haley’s summer vacation takes a turn for the retro in this totally rad romantic fantasy.

Summer officially sucks. Thanks to a stupid seizure she had a few months earlier, Haley’s stuck going on vacation with her dad and his new family to Disney’s Fort Wilderness instead of enjoying the last session of summer camp back home with her friends. Fort Wilderness holds lots of childhood memories for her father, but surely nothing for Haley. But then a new seizure triggers something she’s never before experienced—time travel—and she ends up in River Country, the campground’s long-abandoned water park, during its heyday.

The year? 1982.

And there—with its amusing fashion, “oldies” music, and primitive technology—she runs into familiar faces: teenage Dad and Mom before they’d even met. Somehow, Haley must find her way back to the twenty-first century before her present-day parents anguish over her disappearance, a difficult feat now that she’s met Jason, one of the park’s summer residents and employees, who takes the strangely dressed stowaway under his wing.

Seizures aside, Haley’s used to controlling her life, and she has no idea how to deal with this dilemma. How can she be falling for a boy whose future she can’t share?

(summary via Goodreads)

I can’t help giving a book the side-eye when the first thing the cover blurb does is compare it to two iconic 80s movies, but I’m willing to suspend disbelief and hope for the best when it comes to this one.  When it’s done well, a time-travel story can be pretty fun and the perfect summer diversion, so here’s hoping this one is good.  I’m also curious to see how they end up reconciling that last part of the book’s blurb–I have a feeling I know the answer, but it’s always fun to find out I’m right.

What are you waiting on this week?

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