Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Basically, it’s a chance to highlight one of the many books that you want to read but hasn’t been released just yet.
My Waiting on Wednesday pick for this week is…
Author: Caroline Bock
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
From the GoodReads website… Everybody knows, nobody’s talking… Seventeen year-old Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police. Her boyfriend Jimmy stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she’s the prime witness. Skylar is keeping quiet about what she’s seen, but how long can she keep it up?
Jimmy was her savior. When her mother died, he was the only person who made her feel safe, protected from the world. But when she begins to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, the victim’s brother, steps up to demand justice, she starts to have second thoughts about protecting him. Jimmy’s accomplice, Sean, is facing his own moral quandary. He’s out on bail and has been offered a plea in exchange for testifying against Jimmy. Sean must decide whether or not to turn on his friend in order to save himself. But most importantly, both must figure out why they followed someone like Jimmy—someone who bullied people and advocated violence against others—in the first place.
I can’t wait for this book to come out. When I first started blogging, this is one of the first books to go in my wishlist pile. Why couldn’t YA books have been this interesting when I was younger? I would have done a lot more reading then.
What is your Waiting on Wednesday pick this week?