Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday [@RebeccaPodos @epicreads @ABBalzer]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

LIKE WATER by Rebecca Podos

A gorgeously written and deeply felt literary young adult novel of identity, millennial anxiety, and first love, from the widely acclaimed author of The Mystery of Hollow Places

In Savannah Espinoza’s small New Mexico hometown, kids either flee after graduation or they’re trapped there forever. Vanni never planned to get stuck—but that was before her father was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, leaving her and her mother to care for him. Now, she doesn’t have much of a plan at all: living at home, working as a performing mermaid at a second-rate water park, distracting herself with one boy after another.

That changes the day she meets Leigh. Disillusioned with small-town life and looking for something greater, Leigh is not a “nice girl.” She is unlike anyone Vanni has met, and a friend when Vanni desperately needs one. Soon enough, Leigh is much more than a friend. But caring about another person stirs up the moat Vanni has carefully constructed around herself, and threatens to bring to the surface the questions she’s held under for so long.

With her signature stunning writing, Rebecca Podos, author of The Mystery of Hollow Places, has crafted a story of first love and of the complex ways in which the deepest parts of us are hidden, even from ourselves

published October 17th by Balzer + Bray

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I really loved The Mystery of Hollow Places (and Rebecca Podos's writing) and am intrigued by the sound of Like Water. I like that Savannah lives in a small town, that she was planning to get out of that small town, but now isn't. I am curious to see how the 'why' she is staying affects her, how her relationship with Leigh develops and what all of this, so much that was not what she had planned, means for her and her future.

(Plus, I'd be lying if I didn't say that the 'performing mermaid' bit sounds fun.)

Here is the link to my review of The Mystery of Hollow Places.

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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