August 18, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Limit

This is inspired by a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. In this post I talk about books yet to be released that I'm excited about OR already published book's I've seen that I'm really wanting to read. I also like to try and find books other bloggers aren't sharing so that more books are shared.

This week I'm waiting on:

The Limit
by Kristen Landon
Release Date: September 7

Wow this one sounds good.  It's dystopic for the middle grade reader! So much dystopia is for older readers, so it's great to see something a bit more appropriate for a younger reader.  I'll be getting this one right away I think!

From Barnes and Noble
An eighth grade girl was taken today . . .



With this first sentence, readers are immediately thrust into a fast-paced thriller that doesn't let up for a moment. In a world not too far removed from our own, kids are being taken away to special workhouses if their families exceed the monthly debt limit imposed by the government. Thirteen-year-old Matt briefly wonders if he might be next, but quickly dismisses the thought. After all, his parents are financially responsible, unlike the parents of those other kids. As long as his parents remain within their limit, the government will be satisfied and leave them alone. But all it takes is one fatal visit to the store to push Matt’s family over their limit—and to change his reality forever.

9 comments:

  1. Ooh, this seems like a great read! Awesome WoW pick!

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  2. This isn't something that I would read, but I would watch a movie adaption of it. I hope that you get your book soon and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here is what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

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  3. That's great. A new genre for younger readers. Hope you enjoy the book. :)

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  4. this looks awesome - adding to my TBR shelf as I type this (I am good at multitasking)

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  5. Ooh sounds very intriguing. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  6. OMG!! What a way to teach kids financial responsibility! I just might have to check this one out, too!

    Here's mine!

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  7. Great pick, great find!!

    Our pick is at BookSake.

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