Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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

The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
Release Date: September 6th, 2011 by HarperTeen

S u m m a r y :

Anyone who’s had something truly crappy happen to them will tell you: It’s all about Before and After. What I’m talking about here is the ka-pow, shake-you-to-your-core-and-turn-your-bones-to-plastic kind of crappy.

Sixteen-year-old Laurel’s world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. Behind the wheel is the father of her bad-boy neighbor, David Kaufman, whose mother is also killed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new reality in which she and her best friend grow apart, boys may or may not be approaching her out of pity, overpowering memories lurk everywhere, and Mr. Kaufman is comatose but still very much alive. Through it all there is David, who swoops in and out of Laurel’s life and to whom she finds herself attracted against her better judgment. She will forever be connected to him by their mutual loss—a connection that will change them both in unexpected ways.

Jennifer Castle’s debut novel is a heart-wrenching, surprisingly witty testament to how drastically life can change in the span of a single moment.
via Goodreads ]

Reason for waiting:
Sounds like it's going to be a great read about loss and healing (and right now I could use some healing for my loss).


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  2. t looks like we'e waiting on the same book this week: :)


  3. This one sounds really good - very emotional. And a debut! That's extra awesome!

    Megan @ Read It, See It