"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay
by Amanda Cockrell
release date: June 8th by Flux Books
Fifteen-year-old Angie never used to think much about God—until things started getting weird. Like the statue of St. Felix, her secret confidante, suddenly coming off his pedestal and talking to her. And Angie's mother, who's busting up her third marriage for no apparent reason. Then there's Jesse Francis, sent home from Afghanistan at age nineteen with his leg blown off. Now he's expected to finish high school and fit right back in. Is God even paying attention to any of this?
Against the advice of an increasingly vocal St. Felix (who knows a thing or two about war), Angie falls for Jesse—who's a lot deeper than most high school guys. But Jesse is battling some major demons. As his rages start to become more frequent and unpredictable, Angie finds herself losing control of the situation. And she's starting to wonder: can one person ever make things right for ?someone else?
My thoughts: I don't read alot of contemporary stories, but when I do, I like them quirky. And this one, my friends, sounds quirky---but also heart-wrenching and emotional at the same time. It's sounds fascinating and completely original. LOVE the cover, very simple and cool. Love the skellingtons and the handwritten title...again, quirky. Really looking forward to this one!