Waiting On The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event brought to you by Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming books we can’t wait to read.

On my wish list this week is a novel-in-verse due out in Winter 2014:

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Publication Date: February 6, 2014 from Viking Juvenile

Publisher’s summary (from Goodreads) :

the sound of letting go book coverFor sixteen years, Daisy has been good. A good daughter, helping out with her autistic younger brother uncomplainingly. A good friend, even when her best friend makes her feel like a third wheel. When her parents announce they’re sending her brother to an institution—without consulting her—Daisy’s furious, and decides the best way to be a good sister is to start being bad. She quits jazz band and orchestra, slacks in school, and falls for bad-boy Dave.

But one person won’t let Daisy forget who she used to be: Irish exchange student and brilliant musician Cal. Does she want the bad boy or the prodigy? Should she side with her parents or protect her brother? How can she know when to hold on and when—and how—to let go?

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I really liked this author’s Audition, a verse novel about the world of ballet. In The Sound of Letting Go, another verse novel (yay!) the main character is not a dancer, but a musician. Family conflict, a bad boy/Irish exchange student love triangle, all wrapped up in a musical theme- sign me up!

The cover is pretty, but I especially like how fitting the title is. This book has “me” written all over it and I can’t wait to check it out.

What book(s) are you eagerly anticipating this week?


8 thoughts on “Waiting On The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe

  1. This books sounds so exciting!! Too bad it’s bound to be released in a long long time. Ugh waiting sucks sometimes. 🙁 Anyhow, I’m waiting for The Beginning of Everything!! 🙂

  2. Maryam says:

    This sounds interesting! I’ve never read verse novels before though.

    My Waiting on Wednesday

  3. BermudaOnion says:

    Ooh, I love novels written in verse!

  4. I think Sis might like this one!

  5. Tammy Sparks says:

    This definitely has “Lucy” written all over it! I love that it’s about music. Great choice!

  6. fishgirl182 says:

    you love those verse novels. they are still kind of hard for me to read. but this sounds pretty interesting and right up your alley.

  7. stasia says:

    Thanks so much for the shout-out!

  8. Candice says:

    This sounds wonderful! I’ve only read one verse novel, but really liked it! Also… yes for Irish musicians!

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