Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Three Key Words for This Week’s WoW: Schizophrenia, moody boys, genetics
Wow! Doesn’t that sound great?
The car glows with that careless feeling before the freedom of winter break as Emma drives home from boarding school with her boyfriend, Daniel. But when Emma calls to tell her mom she’ll be home before dinner, something is wrong. Just hours after Emma returns home, she realizes that her mom is suffering from a schizophrenic break. Emma’s entire childhood and identity is called into question. How could the woman who sent huge care packages of candy to sleep away camp be the same woman duct taping their windows to keep out the voices in her head? In her search for answers, Emma lands on a terrible possibility: schizophrenia is genetic. Emma could have only a few more years of sanity. Emma could end up just like her mom.
In the span of just one winter break, Emma’s life falls apart. Her relationships alter forever and she is forced to see the hard reality in a line from Anna Karenina: “The law of loving others could not be discovered by reason, because it is unreasonable.”
Will Be Available: January 8, 2015 (my BIRTHDAY!!!)
So, I just discovered this novel and I’m pretty excited for it. Not only does it deal with schizophrenia (hopefully in a well-done manner), but it also sounds like a more serious novel. I’ve been reading too many cheesy YA novels lately and I need something with more meat. Plus, this blurb cites an Anna Karenina quote so I’m doubly interested…
…And here’s a Snoop Dogg (Lion?!) gif ’cause life is too short not to include one…
What’s your WoW this week?! I wanna hear about it! Link up! 🙂