Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. The idea is to spotlight an upcoming release that you’re excitedly anticipating.
This week I am spotlighting:
Publication Date: 1st September 2015
Will Caynes never has been good with girls. At seventeen, he’s still waiting for his first kiss. He’s certainly not expecting it to happen in a drunken make-out session with his best friend, Angus. But it does and now Will’s conflicted—he knows he likes girls, but he didn’t exactly hate kissing a guy.
Then Will meets Brandy, a cute and easy-to-talk-to sophomore. He’s totally into her too—which proves, for sure, that he’s not gay. So why does he keep hooking up with Angus on the sly?
Will knows he can’t keep seeing both of them, but besides his new job in a diner, being with Brandy and Angus are the best parts of his whole messed-up life. His divorced parents just complicate everything. His father, after many half-baked business ventures and endless house renovations, has started drinking again. And his mom is no help—unless loading him up with a bunch of stuff he doesn’t need plus sticking him with his twin half-sisters counts as parenting. He’s been bouncing between both of them for years, and neither one feels like home.
Deciding who to love, who to choose, where to live. Whichever way Will goes, someone will get hurt. Himself, probably the most.
Why I want to read it
The main reason why I want to read it is probably because I am trying to read more books with LGBT+ characters, particularly bisexual characters, as there seems to be a definite erasure of bisexuality in literature and the media (in my experiences anyway). I am aware though, that Cut Both Ways isn’t just a ‘bisexual’ book, but a book about exploring your sexuality at a time when all you want to do is fit in, a time when your thoughts and feelings leave you in a constant state of confusion. I have a feeling that Cut Both Ways will become a very important book…