Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week I am waiting for:
Before You Go by James Preller
Hardcover, 199 pages
Expected publication: July 17th 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
The summer before his senior year, Jude (yes, he’s named after the Beatles song) gets his first job, falls in love for the first time, and starts to break away from his parents. Jude’s house is kept dark; no one talks much—it’s been that way since his little sister drowned in a swimming pool when Jude was supposed to be watching her.
He was watching her. He looked away for just a moment. He was only nine years old. And he’s never truly grieved for her, or for the emotional deaths of his parents, who refuse to talk about what happened. Seven years later, Jude is finally, finally starting to live. Really live. And then life spins out of control. Again.
Acclaimed author James Preller explores life, death, love, faith, and resilience in a story that will grip readers from the book’s dramatic first few pages to its emotional end.
I LOVE the cover. I feel like the yellow light for caution might have a certain meaning for the book and I love when covers represent the book. I love the dark clouds in the background. Overall I think this cover is awesome.
The premise sounds really interesting. I feel like this is going to be a powerful and dramatic story. I'm always looking for books that will leave me thinking and caring greatly for the characters. Hopefully this one ends up being one of those.
PLUS, the main character is named after a Beatles song. How AWESOME.
What do you guys think? What books are you waiting for? Leave links :D