Waiting on Wednesday: Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It by Kerry Winfrey

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights pre-publication/upcoming releases that readers cannot wait to get their hands on. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Title: Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It
Author: Kerry Winfrey
Publication date: July 10, 2018
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary


Months before her underbite corrective surgery, Jolie decides she needs to live life to the fullest—just in case the surgery doesn’t go as expected in this funny and honest YA novel.

Jolie’s a lot of things, but she knows that pretty isn’t one of them. She has mandibular prognathism, which is the medical term for underbite. Chewing is a pain, headaches are a common occurrence, and she’s never been kissed. She’s months out from having a procedure to correct her underbite, and she cannot wait to be fixed. 

While her family watches worst-case scenario TV shows, Jolie becomes paralyzed with the fear that she could die under the knife. She and her best friends Evelyn and Derek decide to make a THINGS JOLIE NEEDS TO DO BEFORE SHE BITES IT (WHICH IS SUPER UNLIKELY BUT STILL IT COULD HAPPEN) list. Things like: eat every appetizer on the Applebee’s menu and kiss her crush, Noah Reed. Their plan helps Jolie discover what beauty truly means to her.

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6 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Things Jolie Needs to Do Before She Bites It by Kerry Winfrey

  1. I remember immediately adding this one to my TBR the first time I saw it. I love these books, where the protagonists are pushed outside their comfort zone and totally try to “suck the marrow out of life”. I am also interested in her disorder, because it is one I have not read too much about, and learning more is always a good thing.

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