Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday
 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie
Publication: September 11, 2012
By: Candlewick Press

 Personal Effects
 From Goodreads:
 
After his older brother dies in Iraq, Matt makes a discovery that rocks his beliefs about strength, bravery, and honor in this page-turning debut.

Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, Matt feels like he’s been sleepwalking through life — failing classes, getting into fights, and avoiding his dad’s lectures about following in his brother’s footsteps. T.J.’s gone, but Matt can’t shake the feeling that if only he could get his hands on his brother’s stuff from Iraq, he’d be able to make sense of his death. But as Matt searches for answers about T.J.’s death, he faces a shocking revelation about T.J.’s life that suggests he may not have known T.J. as well as he thought. What he learns challenges him to stand up to his father, honor his brother’s memory, and take charge of his own life. With compassion, humor, and a compelling narrative voice, E. M. Kokie explores grief, social mores, and self-discovery in a provocative first novel.


I've heard lots of good things about this book and I'm really looking forward to reading it.  

What's your W.O.W?

12 comments:

  1. I always love books with male POV's bc they're so rare. I'll have to put this one on my goodreads list. Here's My WOW

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    1. IKR?! I like that the male POV seems to be breaking into YA more.

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  2. This one has been my WoW a couple of weeks ago! This one is out already... hearing great reviews about it! Awesome pick!

    My WoW pick

    ~Jay
    We Fancy Books

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  3. I am reading this right now. It's SO good! I only have 48 pages to go - I stopped reading last night because I couldn't read through my tears. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.
    Waiting For Wentworth

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    1. Oh yay! That gets me even more excited for it. :)

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  4. This one sounds great. I saw it last week I think, and I think I even have it on my to-read list. Great pick. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out.
    Come check out my WOW pick.

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  5. This one's going to be at ATBF next week!!!

    My WOW

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    1. I think I'm getting this one... *fingers crossed*

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  6. Ohh! Great pick!! I actualy thiiiink I have it! lol I hope you like it! :D
    My WoW!

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  7. I've been looking forward to this book for a while!

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