Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's picks:
Save Me by Lisa Scottoline due out April 5, 2011

Product Description taken from Amazon:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Think Twice and Look Again comes an emotionally powerful novel about a split-second choice, agonizing consequences, and the need for justice.
Rose McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in her daughter Melly’s school in order to keep an eye on Amanda, a mean girl who’s been bullying her daughter. Her fears come true when the bullying begins, sending Melly to the bathroom in tears. Just as Rose is about to follow after her daughter, a massive explosion goes off in the kitchen, sending the room into chaos. Rose finds herself faced with the horrifying decision of whether or not to run to the bathroom to rescue her daughter or usher Amanda to safety. She believes she has accomplished both, only to discover that Amanda, for an unknown reason, ran back into the school once out of Rose's sight. In an instance, Rose goes from hero to villain as the small community blames Amanda’s injuries on her. In the days that follow, Rose's life starts to fall to pieces, Amanda’s mother decides to sue, her marriage is put to the test, and worse, when her daughter returns to school, the bullying only intensifies. Rose must take matters into her own hands and get down to the truth of what really happened that fateful day in order to save herself, her marriage and her family.
In the way that Look Again had readers questioning everything they thought they knew about family, Save Me will have readers wondering just how far they would go to save the ones they love. Lisa Scottoline is writing about real issues that resonate with real women, and the results are emotional, heartbreaking and honest.

Also:

How To Get a Job by Me the Boss by Sally Lloyd-Jones, due out May 10, 2011
Product Description from Amazon:

The know-it-all narrator from the New York Times Bestselling How to Be a Baby is back with the third book in the series. This time, she knows all about how to get a job, and she walks readers through the whole process: from deciding what you want to be all the way to acing the interview (tip: don't bring your pet gerbils). This book is sure to be a hit with kids who love to play pretend and dream about what they're going to be when they grow up.



And...
A Million Miles from Boston by Karen Day, Due out April 5, 2011
Product Description taken from Amazon:

School's out! That means Lucy is off to her favorite place: Pierson Point, Maine, where she spends summers with her family. And as she tries to forget her worries about starting middle school and about Dad's new girlfriend, Lucy can't get there soon enough. Pierson Point is where she feels most like herself, and where memories of her mother, who died when Lucy was six, are strong and sacred.But this summer, nothing is the same. Ian, a boy from home in Boston, comes to Pierson Point with his family. Ian is loud, popular, and mean. He and Lucy can't stand each other. To top it off, Dad wants his girlfriend to become a bigger part of Lucy's life.Karen Day's engaging novel shows that people aren't always what they seem, and that friendship can be found in the most unusual places.

I love seeing all the new books coming out this spring. There are soooo many to choose from. I'm not a picky reader- I love picture books, elementary and YA books and adult books.

3 comments:

Jules said...

Great picks! I especially like the sound of Save me, it might have to be yet another book that goes on the wish list.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

All new to me titles. The Scottoline book sounds good.

Lori said...

I hope when you get them, they will be everything you hope them to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.