Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday [@siobhanvivian @simonteen]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:



THE LAST BOY AND GIRL IN THE WORLD by Siobhan Vivian

What if your town was sliding underwater and everyone was ordered to pack up and leave? How would you and your friends spend your last days together?

While the adults plan for the future, box up their possessions, and find new places to live, Keeley Hewitt and her friends decide to go out with a bang. There are parties in abandoned houses. Canoe races down Main Street. The goal is to make the most of every minute they still have together.

And for Keeley, that means taking one last shot at the boy she’s loved forever.

There’s a weird sort of bravery that comes from knowing there’s nothing left to lose. You might do things you normally wouldn’t. Or say things you shouldn’t. The reward almost always outweighs the risk.

Almost.

It’s the end of Aberdeen, but the beginning of Keeley’s first love story. It just might not turn out the way she thought. Because it’s not always clear what’s worth fighting for and what you should let become a memory.



published April 26th by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Why?

The idea of a town being evacuated/abandoned because it's going underwater is horrible and sad, yes, but also very relevant and definitely a compelling beginning to a book premise.

In Trish Doller's The Devil You Know there is a town that became a ghost town for similar reasons. The idea of a whole town that had to just be left, with the buildings, infrastructure and everything else that makes it a town still there but unable to compete with nature, is interesting to say the least.

I really do want to read The Last Boy and Girl in the World and see Keeley and the others deal with leaving things behind, the loss of their town - and her possible love story that parallels it.



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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