Zac & Mia
Author: A.J. Betts (Twitter)
Publisher: HMH BYR
Publish Date: September 2, 2014
Genre: YA, Contemporary
The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t—couldn’t—be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note—then a friendship neither of them sees coming.You need courage to be in hospital; different courage to be back in the real world. In one of these worlds Zac needs Mia. And in the other Mia needs Zac. Or maybe they both need each other, always
I've been looking for the next great contemporary novel, after a series of significant lulls, and I have to say that Zac & Mia sounds like a real gem. This book was originally published in Australia, has won numerous prizes and sounds like it could be the type of story that takes my breath away. There's nothing wrong with a little angst if it's backed up by real emotion...right?! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?
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