Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Before You Go

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Before You Go
by James Preller
Published by Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: July 17th 2012 

The summer before his senior year, Jude (yes, he’s named after the Beatles song) gets his first job, falls in love for the first time, and starts to break away from his parents. Jude’s house is kept dark; no one talks much—it’s been that way since his little sister drowned in a swimming pool when Jude was supposed to be watching her.

He was watching her. He looked away for just a moment. He was only nine years old. And he’s never truly grieved for her, or for the emotional deaths of his parents, who refuse to talk about what happened. Seven years later, Jude is finally, finally starting to live. Really live. And then life spins out of control. Again.

Acclaimed author James Preller explores life, death, love, faith, and resilience in a story that will grip readers from the book’s dramatic first few pages to its emotional end.
(from Goodreads)

At my latest book club meeting I was telling my friends about how most of the books I like to read are so different from the books we read in the book club. I told them that I like books that are sad, books that make my heart ache, books that make me cry. Those don't always make for great recommendations. People aren't easily swayed to read books that make them hurt a little bit. But I want to read those kinds of books. My bookshelves are full of them. I seek them out which is why I want to read Before You Go. It sounds like it will be an extremely emotional read. 


  1. Great pick! Before You Go is on my list already. It sounds really good! I also really like to read emotional stories and this one definitely sounds like one of them.

    My WOW
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  2. I really like the sound of this one...and what a great cover concept.


    Here's MY WOW POST

  3. I really like the concept of this. It definitely sounds like a book that you would cry at least once while reading. Great pick. Please check out my WoW.

    Thanks! Anna @ Wandering Librarians

  4. I thought this one sounded great too. I have the ARC sitting on my Review stack and hope to get to it soon.

    My WoWs are for Fair Game by Patricia Briggs and Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore. Happy reading!


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