Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday [@pwisemanbooks @simonteen @Carol_writer928]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

MESSENGER by Carol Lynch Williams

From PEN Award–winning author Carol Lynch Williams comes an eerie and atmospheric coming-of-age tale about a girl who can talk to the dead—even if she would rather not.

Evie Messenger knows that her family is different from other families. But it isn’t until her fifteenth birthday that the Messenger gift is revealed to her. Evie has the family’s gift—a special power. Soon she realizes she is able to see and talk to the dead—ghosts—often with no idea who the person was. Or as Evie says: “I see Dead People. It’s a Messenger gift.” That doesn’t mean she wants the Messenger gift. So Evie tries to ignore it but soon she finds she cannot. Can Evie find a way to live her life without letting her power take over? And what if the dead person is someone close to Evie’s family?

published October 18th by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

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I like that the Messenger gift is something Evie's family shares, that it's not just something that unexpectedly, inexplicably happens to Evie with her family maybe not really believing her about it. That makes Evie wanting to 'ignore' it as best she can even more interesting. I want to see how well (or not well) that goes.

I like the other Carol Lynch Williams books I've already read: Never Said, The Haven, The Chosen One, and Miles from Ordinary , that they're each quite different from the others and Messenger seems different from all of them, as well.

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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