Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (June 1, 2011)

Can you believe this is the first day of June? There are so many books we anticipate reading over the summer months, especially one in particular. This book makes our choice this week quite easy. We can't wait for Between by Jessica Warman.

Why did we choose this title? If you read Where the Truth Lies (our review) or Breathless, those two titles should be enough proof. We would read anything by Warman, that's how much we admire and love her style of writing and crafting contemporary YA stories. Look at that cover too. The upside down grass, the girl's hair creepily covering her face, the swings.

Here is the summary for Between:
Elizabeth Valchar --- pretty, popular and rich --- wakes up the morning after her 18th birthday on the yacht where she’d been celebrating with her closest friends. A persistent thumping noise has roused her. When she goes to investigate, she finds her own drowned body is hitting the side of the boat. Liz is dead. She has no memory of what happened to her, and can only observe in horror the fallout of her death.
She’s also soon joined by Alex Berg, a quiet boy from her high school who was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The two keep each other company, floating in and out of memories and trying to piece together the details of what happened to each of them.

In her regular life, Liz was a runner. It wasn’t abnormal for her to run 8-10 miles per day. But as memories from closer to her death begin to surface, Liz finds that she’d been running much more than normal, and that she’d all but stopped eating. Liz’s mother, who died when Liz was nine, had battled with anorexia as well, and those around her worried that Liz was following in her mother’s footsteps. But something more sinister was consuming Liz from the inside out...
(from Goodreads)

Sounds great! Between, hardcover, 464 pages, will be published by Walker Childrens on August 2nd. Two more months to go. What are you waiting on?

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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