"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Amelia is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: May 10, 2012
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Summary: On the night of Becca’s high school graduation, the discovery of an unidentified dead girl left to bleed out on the side of a dirt road sends the town—and Becca—into a tailspin. Becca has always longed to break free from her small home town, but as the violence of the outside world creeps into her backyard, she withdraws and retreats inward, paralyzed for the first time in her life. Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson’s life are intercut with Becca’s own coming-of-age summer, unfolding into the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and tense romantic relationships as the summer’s tumultuous events twist Becca closer and closer to the truth about Amelia’s murder.
My Thoughts: Whoa, this release sounds amazing! My first reaction is, what happened to Amelia? Who murdered her? How does Becca fit into the story? All questions that make me want to pick up this book as soon as it comes out. I'm really looking forward to uncovering the mystery behind the plot. In addition, the cover is so beautifully done. The underlying hint in the photo of the legs with dirt and flower just adds on to the anticipation.
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