Today I'm waiting on:
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.
Last week, I read and became obsessed with Sweethearts by this same author. My love is so strong that it immediately made me want to pick up the rest of Zarr's books, except I can't really do that because I've already read her other two novels. I'm dying for another one now, and luckily this one is coming in October (the 18th, to be exact). I'd probably want this one even without my newfound Sweethearts love, because it sounds like it will be wonderfully emotional.
Also, every time I see the title or cover I immediately feel the need to bust out into the song by The Fray.