Waiting on Wednesday 8/3

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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...

Title: Never Eighteen
Author: Megan Bostic
Publisher: Harcourt Children's
Publish Date: January 17, 2012
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 204

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?


  1. Def sounds like a tear jerker. I love books that teach you life lessons and have great messages. Looks like a great pick to me.
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  2. I love the cover too! And I am huge fan of emotional reads. Great pick :)

  3. OOh this is new to me! Haven't heard of it but looks pretty intriguing!

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  4. I haven't heard of this one before. I love emotional reads as well :)

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  5. Eep--serious tears ahead with that one! Might have to make sure there's a box of kleenex at hand. Sounds really good. Excellent pick!
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  6. I've never seen this one before, but it definitely looks tear-jerking! I can always count on your blog for new contemporaries. Thanks, Melissa!

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  7. I don't mind tearjerkers but what attracts me to this one the most is the male MC. Really intrigued by this - it sounds like its gonna be a really emotional one. And I love the cover! Great pick :).

  8. I'm not a fan of tearjerkers (because I tend to bottle things up and act grumpy after reading), but Never Eighteen does sound like it has the potential to be very, very good. We'll have to wait and see! :)

  9. Oooh a male MC! YAY! There aren't enough of those in YA. I am now excited for this one too! =)


  10. This sounds great! I do love a good male MC, I'll keep an eye out for it.

  11. I'm really looking forward to this one. I read a couple of reviews on Goodreads saying it was on Netgalley, but I couldn't find it on there.

  12. Wow! This look pretty amazing. We need more male MC!

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  13. i really like the understated cover. and this one sounds like an emotional read, which i love to read. great pick, melissa!

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  14. This one wasn't a tearjerker for me...not sure if it was me or the book itself. :(

  15. Read this one recently - very sad but very good!

  16. Gosh, this one does sound depressing. Wow...you are really on a contemporary kick!

  17. Got this on netgalley! Super excited!

  18. Oh this sounds like a rather sad but sweet read!


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