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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday! (30)

Split by Swati Avasthi (March 9th 2010--Knopf)

"Sixteen-Year-Old Jace Witherspoon arrives at the doorstep of his estranged brother Christian with a re-landscaped face (courtesy of his father’s fist), $3.84, and a secret.

He tries to move on, going for new friends, a new school, and a new job, but all his changes can’t make him forget what he left behind—his mother, who is still trapped with his dad, and his ex-girlfriend, who is keeping his secret.

At least so far.

Worst of all, Jace realizes that if he really wants to move forward, he may first have to do what scares him most: He may have to go back. First-time novelist Swati Avasthi has created a riveting and remarkably nuanced portrait of what happens after. After you’ve said enough, after you’ve run, after you’ve made the split—how do you begin to live again? Readers won’t be able to put this intense page-turner down."

6 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this one before... it sounds intense!

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  2. Great pick! I'm really excited for this one too. :)

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  3. I found out about this because I talked to the author a few months ago. It does sound awesome. Me wanty.

    -Lauren

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  4. Interesting. This looks good, thanks for the WOW(:

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  5. new book! it looks dark and kind of edgy. i'll Def. check it out :P

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  6. I almost picked this one for today! It sounds pretty interesting.

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