Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (71)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine 
and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. 
My pick this week:

Me Since You
Laura Wiess
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release date: September 3rd 2013
by MTV Books

“Laura Wiess’s masterful prose kept me turning the pages. This is the first book in a very long time that made me say, ‘Wish I’d written this’” (Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank, on Such a Pretty Girl).

Sixteen-year-old Rowan is still reeling from her father’s suicide four months ago, after he failed to stop a man from leaping off an overpass to his death. The only witness is Eli, a teenaged boy wrapped deep in mourning for his own father, killed in action in Afghanistan. When Rowan and Eli meet, they recognize kindred spirits, and begin to navigate grief and its aftermath together.

Rowan can’t understand how her father could choose to leave her, and acts out, pushing away friends and taking risks with her safety. Rowan’s mother, wracked with her own guilt and sorrow over failing to save her husband, stops going to work and collects stray cats for comfort. Grief, fractured and unpredictable, rules their lives now. Rowan is lost—and sinking. But Eli represents a lifeline for Rowan, and as they struggle to make sense of what’s gone and what is left behind, they begin to fall in love. Me Since You is Laura Wiess at her finest—a beautiful, gripping and painfully honest examination of adolescence.

I’ve been on a contemporary kick lately and this one caught my eye as soon as I saw the blurb from Ellen Hopkins–the queen of dark, gut wrenching contemps (or so I hear. I’ve never actually read her books >.<).

What are you waiting on, this Wednesday?
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34 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (71)”

  1. Amy

    This one sounds really good. The synopsis reminds me a little of Suicide Watch which I loved, but still different. I hadn’t heard of this one, but I am adding it to my TBR list now.

  2. Alexa Y.

    I hadn’t heard of this one before, but I now really want to check it out. It looks like it’s going to be a bit dark, but I think it’ll be really good!

  3. Bonnie R

    Holy moly, but that one sounds tragic and heartbreaking. The little blurb from Ellen Hopkins really makes me want to pick it up (since I love her) but… I’m not sure my heart could take that. Great pick though. 🙂
    My WoW Pick!

  4. Millie

    O.O This one sounds so emotional! Whew! I think I might cry before I make it halfway through reading the book! It sounds great, though. Good pick!

    Millie @ Millie D’s Words
    My WoW

  5. Katie @ BlookGirl

    Oh my gosh, this book sounds spectacular. It actually reminds me a bit of a book Gayle Forman would write… We need more YA books that deal with suicide, mental illness, and other social issues in a positive way!

    I am definitely adding this to my TBR pile and can’t wait for the debut! Thanks for the heads-up, muffin <3

  6. Jen (A Reading Daydreamer)

    I can tell this is already going to be one of those heart-wrenching and gritty contemporary reads! I can’t wait to read about Rowan and Eli’s growth and relationship. Thanks for getting this book on my radar, Giselle!

  7. Paranormal Book Fan

    Oh a lot of emotion in this one. I try to keep the realism in my reading to a minimum, that’s why I prefer the paranormal. But now and again I will pick up something like this. Thanks for sharing Giselle.

  8. Eileen





    onto the actual book: I haven’t read Ellen Hopkins either, but if she likes it, then Me Since You HAS to be either REALLY dark and REALLY cute. I don’t really know how the blurbing thing works for an author, and maybe she has different tastes so I’m like really lost on how to judge it. O_O

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  9. Becca Lostinbooks

    This looks like a very intense read. I am finding myself drawn to these provocative books lately. I think I have been reading mostly paranormal lately and I am craving something more substantial, if you will. I can’t think of the right word I want to use! lol ANYway, I think it looks amazing and I am adding it to my TBR post.