Dreams of Significant Girls - Cristian Garcia (July 2011)
Brought together each summer at a boarding school in Switzerland, three girls learn a lot more than just French and European culture. Shirin, an Iranian princess; Ingrid, a German-Canadian eccentric; and Vivien, a Cuban-Jewish New Yorker culinary phenom, are thrown into each other's lives when they become roommates. This is a story of 3 paths slowly beginning to cross and merge as they spend the year apart, but the summers together. Through navigating the social-cultural shoals of the school, developing their adolescence, and learning the confusing and conflicting legacies of their families' past, Shirin, Ingrid, and Vivien form an unbreakable bond.
Apologies for featuring two "Waiting on Wednesdays" in a row–its been a busy two weeks. Anywho, I came across this book and thought I should feature it. Kind of reminds me of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and perhaps some Deb Caletti or something like that. What do you think? Going to add it to your to-read pile?