Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share a book that we are eagerly anticipating!
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Author: Sarah Dessen
Release date: May 5, 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads: Peyton, Sydney’s charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion’s share of their parents’ attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton’s increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?
Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.
The uber-popular Sarah Dessen explores her signature themes of family, self-discovery, and change in her twelfth novel, sure to delight her legions of fans.
Why I’m excited: Totally not ashamed to admit I am part of Sarah Dessen’s “legion” of fans. I love her books. They always make me inexplicably happy and warm. They’re sweet and fun and lovely. I am so freaking excited for a new one. Six months is a long time to wait but I had to talk about it. I love books that focus on family and the Chathams sound a lot like my “a warm, chaotic family”. Absolutely one of my most anticipated reads of 2015!