Waiting on Wednesday (36) - The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle9:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Release Date: September 6, 2011
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 world 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 novels, such as Lauren Oliver’s BEFORE I FALL 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.
Am I the only one who already grew a bit teary-eyed just reading the plot summary? I love the sound of this debut contemporary novel from the way it will be tackling grief and the loss of loved ones... to the conflicted romance aspect. And drawing comparisons to Gayle Forman and Lauren Oliver?... Wow! The cover is absolutely gorgeous too!! I love the soft, muted colours and the way the girl just stares ahead, looking sort of vulnerable and like she's thinking about everything that's happened to her...
Anyways, I know the book won't be out for awhile (September seems SO far away), but I couldn't resist sharing it!