Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It showcases the most anticipated books. This week, my WoW pick is Miles From Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams.
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control....
“No one can get inside the head and heart of a 13-year-old girl better than Carol Lynch Williams, and I mean no one," said James S. Jacobs, Professor of Children's Literature at Brigham Young University, of her breakout novel, The Chosen One. Now this award-winning YA author brings us an equally gripping story of a girl who loves her mother, but must face the truth of what life with that mother means for both of them.
Why I Can't Wait: While this is different from books I normally read, I can't help but be drawn to it. Plus, this is from the author of The Chosen One, so you know the emotions and the plot will be beautifully written. I just hope I don't cry by the end!
Miles From Ordinary releases March 15, 2011 from St. Martin's Griffin.