Waiting 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) :
For 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?
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?