Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (36)

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 Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle.

Summary from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Laurel's world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. Behind the wheel is the father of her bad-boy neighbor, David Kaufman, whose mother is also killed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new reality in which she and her best friend grow apart, boys may or may not be approaching her out of pity, overpowering memories lurk everywhere, and Mr. Kaufman is comatose but still very much alive. Through it all, there is David, who swoops in and out of Laurel's life and to whom she finds herself attracted against her better judgment. She will forever be connected to him by their mutual loss, a connection that will change them both in unexpected ways. 

Fans of emotionally true and heartfelt stories, such as Sarah Dessen's THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER and IF I STAY by Gayle Forman, will fall in love with Jennifer Castle’s incandescent debut novel...a heart wrenching, surprisingly witty testament to how drastically life can change in the span of a single moment.

I have actually have already read this book (thank you, NetGalley!), but it has made such an impression on me that I'm keeping it on my WOW for this week. I am waiting for its official release so that I can make sure everyone I know reads it!

The Beginning of After is scheduled to be released on September 6 by HarperTeen. My review will be posted tomorrow, so be sure to stop back!

What are you waiting for?
Enjoy your reading!


  1. This one sounds really good! Very intense and serious...haven't read one of those in awhile!

  2. Can't wait to read for your review for this one! I, sadly, didn't get approved for this one, but I'm definitely looking forward to reading it. :-)

  3. Looks like an awesome contemporary. Good to know how much it stayed with you!

  4. I loved this book. Great pick!


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