“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release (or releases) that we’re eagerly anticipating.
My pick this week:
The Waiting Sky
By: Lara Zielin
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release Date: August 2, 2012
Seventeen-year-old Jane can’t quite face her mother’s alcoholism even though it sucks to spend all her time and energy keeping them afloat – making sure her mom gets to work, that the bills are paid when there’s money to pay them, and that no one knows her mom is so messed up. But when Jane’s mom drives drunk almost killing both them and Jane’s best friend, Jane can no longer deny her mom is spiraling out of control. Jane has only one place to turn: her older brother Ethan, who left years ago to go to college. A summer away with him and his tornado chasing buddies may just provide the time and space she needs to figure out whether her life still includes her mother.
Why I’m Waiting: This book sounds so awesome. I love that Jane is dealing with such a serious issue – it has the potential for some really gut-wrenching scenes. Plus, I love sibling stories, so the fact that she goes off to spend the summer with her older brother makes me really happy. (And his tornado-chasing buddies, can’t forget the possibility of a love interest! :P) ALSO. Tornado chasing? SO COOL. I’ve always kind of had this secret desire to be a storm chaser, so the fact that there’s a YA book about it is fantaaaaastic. And the cover is GORGEOUS. I love how the tornado in a jar echoes catching fireflies in a jar when you’re a kid. Especially because she’s dealing with such awful mom problems. Aaaahhh I can’t wait for this one!!
What are you waiting on this week?