Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday [@DisneyHyperion @@kirstenhubbard[

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:



RACE THE NIGHT by Kirsten Hubbard

"Without you, there'd be no hope for the world. Because you are the whole world."

That's what Teacher says, and twelve-year-old Eider knows she's right. The world ended long ago, and the desert ranch is the only thing left. Still, Eider's thoughts keep wandering Beyond the fence. Beyond the pleated earth and scraggly brush and tedious daily lessons. Eider can't help wishing for something more-like the stories in the fairytale book she hides in the storage room. Like the secret papers she collects from the world Before. Like her little sister who never really existed.

When Teacher announces a new kind of lesson, Eider and the other kids are confused. Teacher says she needs to test their specialness-the reason they were saved from the end of the world. But seeing in the dark? Reading minds? As the kids struggle to complete Teacher's challenges, they also start to ask questions. Questions about their life on the desert ranch, about Before and Beyond, about everything Teacher has told them. But the thing about questions-they can be dangerous.

This moving novel-equal parts hope and heartbreak-traces one girl's journey for truth and meaning, from the smallest slip of paper to the deepest understanding of family. The world may have ended for the kids of the desert ranch . . . but that's only the beginning.
Praise for Watch the Sky:

"Strong characters drive the carefully crafted novel. . . Hubbard's sparse, elegant prose captures the rural landscape's desolate beauty as well as its dangers and palpably expresses the family's escalating tensions. . . [An] atmospheric, ultimately hopeful novel."
-School Library Journal, starred review

"Hubbard writes fluently and accessibly. . . An absorbing tale."
-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Haunting, tense, and moving. . . Caleb's efforts to safeguard himself and his family will stay with readers."
-Publishers Weekly

"Hubbard gets Jory's emotions just right. . . The pacing moves smoothly, balancing the everyday with the impending Crisis, and the ending ties up every loose thread. An excellent choice for discussion."
-Booklist

"The conclusion is a satisfying one. . . Timely."
-VOYA

published November 8th by Disney Hyperion

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Why?

I really, really enjoyed Kirsten Hubbard's Watch the Sky (review) and want to read another Middle Grade novel from her. (I enjoyed Like Mandarin and Wanderlovetoo but they're YA reada, not an MG ones.)

I love the idea of this book - that the world's ended, but not quite, Teacher and Eider and their questions that, it seems, shouldn't be asked. I am curious to see what Eider's world is like, if we find out how it got that way and what she's able to find from Before - and what is Beyond.

Race the Night sounds like a magical, special read and I look forward to meeting the characters and finding out about their lives and world.


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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