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Waiting on Wednesday: I’ll Give You the Sun

WoWWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

My pick for this week is…

I'll Give You the Sun

Publisher Dial
Release Date September 16, 2014

 A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell.

Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant, fully alive, sometimes very funny novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once. (Goodreads)

Why I am excited for this one?

Because Jandy Nelson is a freaking YA goddess. That being said – she’s only written one other book. Is it okay to call someone a goddess after only one book? Whatever. She is. I read The Sky is Everywhere a couple years ago and absolutely fell in love with Jandy Nelson’s poetic, lyrical, and totally captivating writing.  This book sounds like it is 100% right up my alley, and can I just repeat that it is by JANDY NELSON. September can’t come fast enough.

Waiting on Wednesday: Lies We Tell Ourselves

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. It has been way too long since I did a WoW post. But lately since getting back into blogging I’ve been discovering some books that I am so excited for and I just need to share! My pick for this week is…

Lies We Tell Ourselves

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: September 30, 2014

In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.

Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.

Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town’s most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept “separate but equal.”

Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.

Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling, Lies We Tell Ourselves is a brave and stunning novel about finding truth amid the lies, and finding your voice even when others are determined to silence it. (Goodreads)

 

You all know how much I love my historical fiction, and this is definitely an aspect of history that I don’t think we see enough in young adult fiction. Also, I had to do a huge project on the Jim Crow Laws for American History last semester and it was such an interesting yet very sad topic. This sounds like such a unique read and it’s got me pretty excited for September!

Waiting on Wednesday: Truly, Madly, Deadly

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This is another meme that I haven’t done in a while, but I’m really excited for some books coming up soon! This week I’m waiting on:

 

Truly, Madly, Deadly
Sawyer Dodd has it all. She’s a star track athlete, choir soloist, and A-student. And her boyfriend is the handsome all-star Kevin Anderson. But behind the medals, prom pictures, and perfect smiles, Sawyer finds herself trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship with Kevin. When he dies in a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved. She’s free. Until she opens her locker and finds a mysterious letter signed by “an admirer” and printed with two simple words: “You’re welcome.”
Doesn’t that just sound so good, so creepy? It kind of reminds me of Pretty Little Liars, but more sophisticated and fresh.
What are you waiting on this week?