Can’t Wait Wednesday – YOU KNOW I’M NO GOOD by Jessie Ann Foley


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is YOU KNOW I’M NO GOOD by Jessie Ann Foley.  This book appeals to me because of the fact that it explores ways that society treats boys different from girls, especially when it comes to being defined by your reputation.  I like that the main character wants to be seen as more than her reputation.  I also like books that are set in boarding schools so this feels like a good fit for me.


YOU KNOW I’M NO GOOD by Jessie Ann Foley

Publication Date:  October 13, 2020 by Quill Tree Books


From Goodreads:

From Printz Honor winner and William C. Morris Award finalist Jessie Ann Foley comes the story of one girl’s battle to define herself as something other than her reputation.

Mia is officially a Troubled Teen—she gets bad grades, drinks too much, and has probably gone too far with too many guys. But she doesn’t realize how out of control her parents think she is until they send her away to Red Oak Academy, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Minnesota.

While there, Mia starts confronting her painful past, and questions the purpose of Red Oak. After all, if the Red Oak girls were boys, they never would have been treated the way that they are. Amidst the revelations that cause her to question the way that society treats young women, circumstances outside of her control force Mia to discover what happens when she makes herself vulnerable enough to be truly seen by the rest of the world.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

18 replies
  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    This sounds so good, and you’re right — I like that Mia is fighting to be seen as more than just her reputation. Such a good pick!

  2. Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary says:

    Since I can think I experience that boys and girls are being treated differently in my family. For me kind of normal, although it shouldn´t be normal. Thank you for sharing this book with us. My wishlist just grew a bit.

  3. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I can definitely see the draw to this one. This sounds like it will be an emotional and heartfelt read. I hope you enjoy it when you read it, Suzanne! I hope you have a great week.

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