Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: And We Continue

And we're on to our next edition! Woo!

The Right and the Real
Joelle Anthony
Putnam Juvenile
[April 26, 2012]

Kicked out for refusing to join a cult, seventeen-year-old Jamie must find a way to survive on her own

Jamie should have known something was off about the church of the Right and the Real from the start, especially when the Teacher claimed he wasn’t just an ordinary spiritual leader, but Jesus Christ, himself. But she was too taken by Josh, the eldest son of one of the church’s disciples, and his all-American good looks. Josh is the most popular boy at school too, and the first boy outside the drama geeks to give Jamie a second look. But getting her Dad involved in a cult was not part of the plan when she started dating Josh. Neither was her dad’s marriage to the fanatic Mira, or getting kicked out, or seeing Josh in secret because the church has deemed her persona non grata.

Jamie’s life has completely fallen apart. Finding her way back won’t be easy, but when her Dad gets himself into serious trouble, will Jamie be ready to rescue him, and maybe even forgive him? 

Second Chance Summer
Morgan Matson
Simon and Schuster's Children Publishing
[May 8, 2012]

Taylor's family might not be the closest-knit – everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled – but for the most part, they get along fine. Then Taylor's dad gets devastating news that changes everything. Her parents decide that the family will spend the summer together at their old vacation home in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former summer best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend. . . and he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.

As the summer progresses, the Edwards become more of a family, and closer than they’ve ever been before. But all of them are very aware that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance – with family, with friends, and with love.

I'm going to leave it at just two because I want to put less books per post so it's easier to make this last longer. So there you go! What are you waiting on?

--Julie

3 comments:

  1. whoa, the Right and the Real sounds awesome - I hope I don't forget about it before it comes out!

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  2. I'm really looking forward to Second Chance Summer as well! Morgan's first book was epic, and I'm sure this one will be just as fabulous, if not more. Great picks! :)

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  3. The Right and the Real sounds like an evocative read. Cults can be a real problem and I'd be curious to see how the main character deals with it all.

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