January 6, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday Jan 6

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event spotlighting upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I like to put a twist on this idea and also look at what books I'm waiting to read but haven't gotten to yet.

This week I'm waiting on:

The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
Release Date: January 7
Publisher: Viking Juvenile

From Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Colt has been sneaking out at night to meet Julia, a girl from an upper-class neighborhood unlike his own. They’ve never told anyone else about their relationship: not their family or friends, and especially not Julia’s boyfriend.When Julia dies suddenly, Colt tries to cope with her death while pretending that he never even knew her. He discovers a journal she left behind. But he is not prepared for the truths he discovers about their intense relationship, nor to pay the price for the secrets he’s kept.

The concept of this book just sounds really good!

They Never Came Back by Caroline B. Cooney
Release Date: January 12
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

From Goodreads:
In a busy school cafeteria, a teenage girl is confronted by a classmate who questions her identity. He explains to the students who have crowded around that the girl bears an uncanny resemblance to his cousin, who was taken away by social services five years ago. Her parents abandoned her, fleeing the country after being accused of embezzling millions of dollars.

In this powerful novel that explores the possibility of mistaken identity, the evils of money and greed, and the heartfelt obligations of family and loyalty, Caroline B. Cooney has once again crafted a page-turner that will resonate with readers.

My middle schoolers have been reading Caroline B. Cooney forever.  I'm constantly amazed by the variety of books she write.


  1. Wow, They Never Came Back sounds amazing. Hadn't even heard of the author. Thanks for the introduction.

  2. They Never Came Back does sound awesome. Great pick.

  3. Both of the books sound great. Heard many lovley things about the first book! :)

  4. They Never Came Back looks SO good! :)

  5. I haven't read Cooney. Obviously I'm missing something! Thanks for the heads up!