Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday [@jpetroroy @FeiwelFriends @MacKidsBooks]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

P.S. I MISS YOU by Jen Petro-Roy

In this epistolary middle-grade debut novel, a girl who's questioning her sexual orientation writes letters to her sister, who was sent away from their strict Catholic home after becoming pregnant.

Eleven-year-old Evie is heartbroken when her strict Catholic parents send her pregnant sister away to stay with a distant great-aunt. All Evie wants is for her older sister to come back. But when her parents forbid her to even speak to Cilla, she starts sending letters. Evie writes letters about her family, torn apart and hurting. She writes about her life, empty without Cilla. And she writes about the new girl in school, June, who becomes her friend, and then maybe more than a friend.

As she becomes better friends with June, Evie begins to question her sexual orientation. She can only imagine what might happen if her parents found out who she really is. She could really use some advice from Cilla. But Cilla isn't writing back. 

published March 6th by Feiwel & Friends

add to your Goodreads shelf // pre-order from Book Depo // or Amazon


I really love epistolary novels; it gives us a lot of insight into the character and can be a great way to tell a story. I especially like the premise of why these letters are being written, it's an outlet for Evie but with the idea, too, that she's talking to her older sister so it may not be as free or unreserved as a dairy.

I also really love the juxtaposition of that seemingly sweet and cute cover with the deeper, maybe harsher realities of Evie and Cilla's life (Cilla being sent away for being pregnant, Evie's uncertainty and isolation). It looks like a fantastic read and I can't wait for March!

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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