'What are your best and worst qualities?'
This is the title of the essay Addison Schacht has to write to gain a place at his chosen university. Straightaway, Addison sees an opportunity to tell his story-so-far: to unburden himself, so to speak.
And boy is there a lot to unburden.
His 'business' - dealing pot to his peers - is booming, and requires a certain extra effort. His relationship with Digger, his best friend (NOT girlfriend), is getting 'complicated', as they say. His classmate Kevin was murdered point blank, and now Addison can't stop thinking about who killed him, and why? And then there's the small question of the rest of his life . . .
Over the course of his unorthodox application, Addison confess his triumphs, tragedies, strengths, weaknesses, blessings and curses to his academic jury.
I think this book sounds awesome. I love it when YA goes a bit dark and this plot sounds totally twisted and tangled.
The November Criminals is released in the UK on the 5th November (see what they did there?) by Atom.
What about you? What's your Waiting On Wednesday pick?