Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday [@DisneyHyperion @tamaraistone]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

LITTLE DO WE KNOW by Tamara Ireland Stone

Next-door neighbors and ex-best friends Hannah and Emory haven’t spoken in months. Not since the fight—the one where they said things they couldn’t take back.

Now, Emory is fine-tuning her UCLA performing arts application and trying to make the most of the months she has left with her boyfriend, Luke, before they head off to separate colleges. Meanwhile, Hannah’s strong faith is shaken when her family’s financial problems come to light, and she finds herself turning to unexpected places—and people—for answers to the difficult questions she’s suddenly facing.

No matter how much Hannah and Emory desperately want to bridge the thirty-six steps between their bedroom windows, they can’t. Not anymore.

Until their paths cross unexpectedly when, one night, Hannah finds Luke doubled over in his car outside her house. In the aftermath of the accident, all three struggle to understand what happened in their own ways. But when a devastating secret about Hannah and Emory’s argument ultimately comes to light, they must all reexamine the things they hold true.

In alternating chapters, a skeptic and a believer piece together the story of their complex relationship and the boy caught somewhere in the middle. New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone deftly crafts a moving portrait of faith, love, and friendship.

published June 05th by Disney Hyperion

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I very much enjoyed reading both Tamara Ireland Stone's MG novel, Click'd (review) last year and 2015's YA novel Every Last Word (review). Plus, I like stories where best friends (especially ones living next door/across the street/otherwise very near to each other) have some sort of falling out and you get to see how that works - and hopefully a reconciliation, too.  All of that closeness and/or forced interaction can end up telling you a lot about the characters individually,more so than just a working friendship would.

I also like that this novel says it deals with Hannah, her faith, her family and how problems impact all of that.

(It has a very lovely cover, 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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