Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (41) ~ A Unique Novel in Verse

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

What am I waiting on?

Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen
Releasing June 2nd, 2015 from Philomel
Goodreads description:
A heartrending, bold novel in verse about family, identity, and forgiveness

Mira is just beginning her senior year of high school when she discovers her father with his male lover. Her world–and everything she thought she knew about her family–is shattered instantly. Unable to comprehend the lies, betrayal, and secrets that–unbeknownst to Mira–have come to define and keep intact her family’s existence, Mira distances herself from her sister and closest friends as a means of coping. But her father’s sexual orientation isn’t all he's kept hidden. A shocking health scare brings to light his battle with HIV. As Mira struggles to make sense of the many fractures in her family's fabric and redefine her wavering sense of self, she must find a way to reconnect with her dad–while there is still time. 

Told in raw, exposed free verse, Skyscraping reminds us that there is no one way to be a family. 
Why am I waiting on it?
I need this book!! It sounds amazing and unique. Also, it's in free verse! As I said in my review of Kiss of Broken Glass, novels in verse are some of my favorites when it comes to writing style. It's going to be a long wait for this book, but I'm sure it will be worth it.☺

That's my WoW this week! What's yours?

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