Wednesday, May 18, 2011

~Waiting On Wednesday~

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.

Here's my pick!

How To Save A Life by Sara Zarr:

Jill MacSweeney just wants everything to go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. You can't lose one family member and simply replace him with a new one, and when her mom decides to adopt a baby, that's exactly what it feels like she's trying to do. And that's decidedly not normal. With her world crumbling around her, can Jill come to embrace a new member of the family?

Mandy Kalinowski knows what it's like to grow up unwanted--to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, she knows she wants a better life for her baby. But can giving up a child be as easy as it seems? And will she ever be able to find someone to care for her, too?

Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about what it means to be a family and the many roads we can take to become one.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: October 18th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
0316036064 (ISBN13: 9780316036061)

What are YOU waiting for?


TheBookHour said...

This sounds like quite a powerful book.

Great choice! :)

Have a wonderful week and enjoy your reading.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This sounds like an emotional read. I like that it is told through two perspectives. I'll keep an eye out for this book.

Zibilee said...

Oh this does sound like it would be a really interesting book, and I am going to have to keep a watch for it. Thanks for sharing this one with us!


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