Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday [@lbkids @CLLFirestone]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:



THE LOOSE ENDS LIST by Carrie Firestone
A refreshing, funny, and moving debut novel about first loves, last wishes, and letting go.

Seventeen-year-old Maddie O'Neill Levine lives a charmed life, and is primed to spend the perfect pre-college summer with her best friends and young-at-heart socialite grandmother (also Maddie's closest confidante), tying up high school loose ends. Maddie's plans change the instant Gram announces that she is terminally ill and has booked the family on a secret "death with dignity" cruise ship so that she can leave the world in her own unconventional way - and give the O'Neill clan an unforgettable summer of dreams-come-true in the process.

Soon, Maddie is on the trip of a lifetime with her over-the-top family. As they travel the globe, Maddie bonds with other passengers and falls for Enzo, who is processing his own grief. But despite the laughter, headiness of first love, and excitement of glamorous destinations, Maddie knows she is on the brink of losing Gram. She struggles to find the strength to say good-bye in a whirlwind summer shaped by love, loss, and the power of forgiveness.

published June 7th by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Why?

I love that this book has first love, a cruise to fabulous locales and Maddie's 'over-the-top family' but also her Gram's illness and death. I think the contrast between all of those emotions, the light and dark, the levity and somberness could make for an intriguing, emotional read.

I am looking forward to Maddie's character, who she is and how she deals with everything.



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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