Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday [@saaaranotsarah @VikingBooks]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:


NEVER EVER by SARA SAEDI

Wylie Dalton didn’t believe in fairy tales or love at first sight.

Then she met a real-life Peter Pan.

When Wylie encounters Phinn—confident, mature, and devastatingly handsome—at a party the night before her brother goes to juvie, she can’t believe how fast she falls for him. And that’s before he shows her how to fly.

Soon Wylie and her brothers find themselves whisked away to a mysterious tropical island off the coast of New York City where nobody ages beyond seventeen and life is a constant party. Wylie’s in heaven: now her brother won’t go to jail and she can escape her over-scheduled life with all its woes and responsibilities—permanently.

But the deeper Wylie falls for Phinn, the more she begins to discover has been kept from her and her brothers. Somebody on the island has been lying to her, but the truth can’t stay hidden forever.


published June 21st by Viking Books for Young Readers

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Why?

First:


Second, for the actual reasons: There have been more than a few books where it's only children/teens in a society, though usually through some sort of disease/apocalyptic/dystopian set-up. To have that 'no one older than seventeen' element (and all that a lack of adults, growing up, etc entails) paired with flying (flying!!) and the Peter Pan tale sounds brilliant.

Then when you add in Wylie who, with her brother going to juvie, is not quite the Disney animated Wendy and the lies, there's something beyond the fluff that a straight retelling would suggest. I am really excited for this one.

(Oh, and I really want to see what sort of relationship there is between Wylie and her brothers and whether their parents are around, etc.)


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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