Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday [@demetrabrodsky @torteen]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:



DIVE SMACK by Demetra Brodsky
Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.

Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo’s mind, for good reason. Maybe it’s better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A's and solid friends, he's only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.

But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make him question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone—including himself.

published June 19th by Tor Teen

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Why?

To start with: that title has me curious enough that I would probably want to read it even if the book's description was not also really making me want to read this.

I tend to really enjoy novels where the characters are experiencing some sort of memory problems, especially when those missing (or compromised or repressed) memories are of some sort of tragic event that may or may not be the character's fault.  It can make for a great read when you don't know whether or not to trust the character (and, maybe, neither do they).

I'm curious what Theo's dad's path to self destruction entails and intrigued by the fact that its' set as Theo's about to graduate, leave town.



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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