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Audiobook Review: The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

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Waiting on Wednesday: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.

I love Matthew Quick’s books and can’t wait to read this one. If you haven’t picked up one of Quick’s books, I highly recommend you do ASAP.

Forgive Me Leonard PeacockTitle: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Autor: Matthew Quick

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Release Date:  August 13, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads)

In addition to the P-38, there are four gifts, one for each of my friends. I want to say good-bye to them properly. I want to give them each something to remember me by. To let them know I really cared about them and I’m sorry I couldn’t be more than I was—that I couldn’t stick around—and that what’s going to happen today isn’t their fault.

Today is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather’s P-38 pistol.

But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart-obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school’s class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as the hours tick by and the moment of truth approaches.

In this riveting book, acclaimed author Matthew Quick unflinchingly examines the impossible choices that must be made—and the light in us all that never goes out.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.

The Infinite Moment of UsTitle: The Infinite Moment of Us

Author: Lauren Myracle

Publisher: Amulet Books

Release Date: August 20, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads): For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now… not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are?

Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie—at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them…

Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction’s greatest writers.

Why I’m looking forward to this book: I really enjoy Myracle’s book. I also have to admit that I’m huge fan because we both went to Colorado State University. I was also lucky enough to be apart of a Young Writer’s Workshop (as a facilitator) when Myracle came. She was encouraging to the students and helped them to understand her struggles as a writer. I’m looking forward to another amazing read from Myracle.

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