Waiting on Wednesday - Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen10:13 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Summary (from Penguin Random House Canada):
Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?
Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.
The uber-popular Sarah Dessen explores her signature themes of family, self-discovery, and change in her twelfth novel, sure to delight her legions of fans.
It's been a long time since I've done a WoW pick, but I'm going to try getting back into the habit of writing them because I always love to share what books I'm looking forward to reading!
My first WoW pick for 2015 is Sarah Dessen's Saint Anything, because 1) it's written by Sarah Dessen, and 2) refer back to reason (1). I love this refreshing cover design for Saint Anything—it's absolutely gorgeous and quite a departure from her previous covers (with the exception of Dreamland). Sarah Dessen always writes incredibly addictive YA contemporary novels that emphasize and examine the intricate bonds of family, friendship, and a blossoming romance, so I hope Saint Anything carries on this tradition. I can't wait to meet Sydney and Mac!