Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #5

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My WoW pick for this week is:

Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

Craig has yet to get over his first boyfriend, an enigmatic and overwhelming personality named Cody who had to be sent to a mental institution after his father was killed in the Pentagon on September 11th. Unable to come to terms with the fact that he couldn't "fix" the person he loved most, Craig begins collecting stray animals to care for, bringing them home by the dozen.

Lio is short for Liam is short for William, and is short for his age. It's because of the chemo, he says. Lio and his twin brother both got leukemia, but only Lio survived it. The tragedy has torn apart his family, and with his mom gone, his dad moved him and his many sisters away from New York, and brought them to Maryland, where Lio meets Craig.

Now, the random killings in the DC area and dredging up the losses both boys experienced during September 11th. Between Craig's inability to not try to "fix" those around him, and Lio's inability to talk about what happened, or really to talk at all, they have a potent, potentially explosive, combo that will either bring them together for life, or destroy what's left of them.

Released in: April 2012

WoW because: I will partly remember 2011 as the year I discovered Hannah Moskowitz and Invincible Summer will be sitting near the top of my 'best of the year' listI hope I feel the same way about Gone, Gone, Gone. I've read excellent early reviews and in a sea of paranormal YA, I'm looking forward to some good contemporary lit, too.


  1. This book sounds like one of those ones that stay with you long after you've finished reading it. I look forward to your review once you've read it TG.

  2. Lots of historical events surrounding the story. I like it. Great pick!

  3. sounds awesome. i've been wanting to pick up this author's debut novel. great pick :)

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  4. This book sounds awesome!! I will have to check it out :)

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  5. It looks unusual... in its subject. I certainly haven't heard of this before.

    Thanks for following. ^_^

  6. This sounds interesting. Thanks for visiting my WoW and for the follow! Following you back too :)

  7. This could be a really good tear jerker contemporary book. Sounds like one i'll have to pick up!

    Our WOW pick is at Book Sake.


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