Feb 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (39)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly waiting to get into our hands.

This week I'm waiting on....

by: Debbie Levy

Summary:Danielle Samuelson's summer job as a babysitter takes a tragic turn when Humphrey, the five-year-old boy she's watching, runs in front of oncoming traffic to chase down his football. Immediately Danielle is caught up in the machinery of tragedy: police investigations, neighborhood squabbling, and, when the driver of the car that struck Humphrey turns out to be an undocumented alien, outsiders use the accident to further a politically charged immigration debate. Wanting only to mourn Humphrey, the sweet kid she had a surprisingly strong friendship with, Danielle tries to avoid the world around her. Through a new relationship with Justin, a boy she meets at the park, she begins to work through her grief, but as details of the accident emerge, much is not as it seems. It's time for Danielle to face reality, but when the truth brings so much pain, can she find a way to do right by Humphrey's memory and forgive herself for his death?

Why I Want It:
Sometimes I just need a good, emotionally gut-wrenching book. It sounds like this book will be perfect for that. I love books that can make me feel; books that can touch me so much as to force a physical reaction (crying, laughing, cursing, etc.), and it seems like Imperfect Spiral will make me have a lot of feels.

Imperfect Spiral will be released July 16, 2013 by Walker Children's


  1. Awesome pick! I'm adding this to my TBR, it sounds so good!!

    Bree :)
    WoW on Coffee Bean Bookshelf

  2. This does definitely sound gut wrenching Hannah! I feel heavy just after reading that synopsis. Poor Humphrey and poor Danielle. I can't even imagine how I'd feel if that happened to a child I was babysitting. *sobs*

  3. Omigosh wow! This sounds so sad yet has the potential to be so well-done. If I read this, we need to read it together so we can cry and hurt with each other!

  4. Haha, I read "alien" as in.. from outer space. It sounded very strange in that context :p


  5. Interesting pick. I haven't heard about this one before. Thank's for sharing!

    My Wow

  6. ah this book definitely sounds like a potential heart-wrenching. I like the cover, thanks for spotlighting!

    Here's my WoW at Bookmunchies and feel free to check out our giveaway (:

  7. I know what you mean! This one looks like a tear-jerker, not that it's a bad think (I cried plenty with TFiOS!) Great pick! Thanks for stopping by Hannah!

  8. Sounds like an interesting read. I will be watching the reviews for this one.

  9. OOOOH, I haven't heard of this one. Definitely adding this to my "When I need a good cry" list. :D

  10. This sounds so intense - will definitely be adding to my wishlist - great pick!

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