Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (18)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme event created by Breaking the Spine to help showcase upcoming releases.

This week I'm waiting for The Babysitter Murders by Janet Ruth Young.

Summary from Goodreads:
Everyone has weird thoughts sometimes. But for seventeen-year-old Dani Solomon, strange thoughts have taken over her life. She loves Alex, the little boy she babysits, more than anything. But one day, she has a vision of murdering him that's so gruesome, she can't get it out of her mind. In fact, Dani's convinced that she really will kill Alex. She confesses the thoughts to keep him safe, setting off a media frenzy that makes "Dani Death" the target of an extremist vigilante group.
Through the help of an uncoventional psychiatrist, Dani begins to heal her broken mind. But will it be too late? The people of her community want justice . . . and Dani's learning that some thoughts are better left unsaid.
I think this sounds like a fascinating psychological story--a girl who's being overcome by these horrible thoughts tries to do the right thing by revealing that she's having problems, but this decision causes her to become a social pariah. Can't wait to read it!

The Babysitter Murders will be published on July 26, 2011 by Atheneum.

What are you waiting for?
Enjoy your reading!


  1. Whoa! I have not heard of this one but it is going on my TRL (To Read List).

  2. Wow this seems very strong! Going to have to check it out. You can see My Waiting on Wednesday here.

  3. Wow, this sounds really intense! It kind of sounds like an episode of Criminal Minds I saw on TV a few weeks ago. I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for it!

    My Waiting on Wednesday is here, if you'd like to check it out.

  4. Whoa. Sounds creepy, in an offbeat and awesome sort of way. I'm a sucker for psychological-type YA! I'll have to check it out. =)

  5. Looks like quite an intense book. I'll have to check it out


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