Waiting on Wednesday #13

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.

Athlete vs. Mathlete

Owen Evans lights up the scoreboards. His brother, Russell, rocks the school boards. These twin brothers couldn’t be more different. They’ve long kept the peace by going their separate ways, but all that is about to change. The new basketball coach recruits Russell for the seventh grade team and a jealous Owen has to fight to stay in the game. When someone tries to steal Russell’s spot as captain of the mathlete team, will the two be able to put aside their differences in order to save his position? Or will they be sidelined?

Perfect for fans of Matt Christopher and Andrew Clements alike, this is a lighthearted and hilarious look at what happens when brains meets brawn meets basketball.

This week I am waiting on Athlete vs Mathlete. I would like to read more ‘middle grade’ books (what do we call that here? Just kids books I guess). I love the simplicity of the cover, and everyone knows turquoise is my favourite colour! I also think its cool to have a boy’s perspective in books that isn’t solely about football (I know this has sport, but still). And it has a mathlete! Geeks for the win! According to Goodreads, this was published in the US in February, but I couldn’t find a UK release.

Have you heard of Athlete vs Mathlete before? What are you looking forward to this week? Please share your WoW in the comments!