Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Are we all amped up for NYE tomorrow night? I'm planning on staying home this year to read, of course!
Our WoW this week is The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone, a contemporary coming out from Little Brown in June 2016.
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: June 7th 2016 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Seventeen-year-old Maddie O'Neill Levine lives a charmed life, and is primed to spend the perfect pre-college summer with her best friends and young-at-heart socialite grandmother (also Maddie's closest confidante), tying up high school loose ends. Maddie's plans change the instant Gram announces that she is terminally ill and has booked the family on a secret "death with dignity" cruise ship so that she can leave the world in her own unconventional way - and give the O'Neill clan an unforgettable summer of dreams-come-true in the process.
Soon, Maddie is on the trip of a lifetime with her over-the-top family. As they travel the globe, Maddie bonds with other passengers and falls for Enzo, who is processing his own grief. But despite the laughter, headiness of first love, and excitement of glamorous destinations, Maddie knows she is on the brink of losing Gram. She struggles to find the strength to say good-bye in a whirlwind summer shaped by love, loss, and the power of forgiveness.
Why I'm Waiting:
I'm especially interested in seeing just how Maddie and her grandmother's relationship develops throughout the story. It's always hard to lose a loved one, and how will Maddie react? How will she juggle her burgeoning relationship with Enzo, as she processes her feelings involving losing her grandmother?
It's a fine balance between developing a new love, verses losing an old loved one (if you will), so I can't wait to see how Carrie handles it.