Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Descriptions and such from goodreads.

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.


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  2. sorry, I miss posted earlier.

    i thought of the song as well. Glad you like the authors works so much. I'll have to try her out some time. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

    Here’s my WOW!

  3. This looks SO good, and I adore the cover. Gorgeous.

  4. This looks like a great book, and it always makes me think of the song as well.

  5. Ditto on wanting to sing The Fray song whenever looking at this.

    I've never read a Zarr book, but I want to read both Story of a Girl and Sweethearts by her quite badly. This one looks really good too!

  6. This sounds awesome!! I love the title of it and the story sounds marvelous. Awesome pick!

    My WoW :)