Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
Author: Megan Bostic
Publisher: Harcourt Children's
Publish Date: January 17, 2012
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life.
Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so he’s decided it’s time to let go.
But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places he’s loved and those he’s never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austin’s life.
Guys, I'm a sucker for a tearjerker. Does that make me a masochist? Quite possible. I'm totally okay with that though. There are so many things I love about Never Eighteen, and I don't even have it yet. First, I'm in love with that simplistic cover. I'm also in love with the fact that it's a male MC (hallelujah!). Finally, I love the fact that it sounds like it actually has the ability to be profound, if executed well. I have really high hopes for this one! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?