Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [@thatEmilyMartin @simonteen]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:


THE YEAR WE FELL APART by Emily Martin

In the tradition of Sarah Dessen, this powerful debut novel is a compelling portrait of a young girl coping with her mother’s cancer as she figures out how to learn from—and fix—her past.

Few things come as naturally to Harper as epic mistakes. In the past year she was kicked off the swim team, earned a reputation as Carson High’s easiest hook-up, and officially become the black sheep of her family. But her worst mistake was destroying her relationship with her best friend, Declan.

Now, after two semesters of silence, Declan is home from boarding school for the summer. Everything about him is different—he’s taller, stronger…more handsome. Harper has changed, too, especially in the wake of her mom’s cancer diagnosis.

While Declan wants nothing to do with Harper, he’s still Declan, her Declan, and the only person she wants to talk to about what’s really going on. But he’s also the one person she’s lost the right to seek comfort from.

As their mutual friends and shared histories draw them together again, Harper and Declan must decide which parts of their past are still salvageable, and which parts they’ll have to let go of once and for all.

In this honest and affecting tale of friendship and first love, Emily Martin brings to vivid life the trials and struggles of high school and the ability to learn from past mistakes over the course of one steamy North Carolina summer.

published January 26th by Simon Pulse

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Why?

I really love books where the characters are in the midst of some sort of huge life altering . .. something. I like the sounds of who Harper was and what happened because of that. I also enjoy books with boy/girl best friends, especially when complications in their relationship, how their opposite genders effect that. (Whether it turns into romance or stays platonic, either can work.)

I really am looking forward to reading Harper's story - learning about her relationship with Declan, seeing what happened and what happens and how her mother's diagnosis impacts it all.



That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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