Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Waiting on Wednesday is a bookish meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature book/s we are eagerly anticipating.

Skyscraping
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Young Adult - Contemporary, GLBT
 Expected Publication: June 2nd 2015 by Philomel Books
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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.


Pre-order Skyscraping: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Why I am waiting on Skyscraping...
When I first saw this book, I immediately added it to my TBR shelf because I love novels about family. I also had second thoughts because I haven't read novels with GLBT issues but I figured out it would be worth a try. Plus there's a review on Goodreads that says that the story is told through poems, which makes me much more E-X-C-I-T-E-D. Can you feel my excitement? Teehee. *flails*


To be honest, the cover kind of reminds me of a scene in Divergent. Check out the GIF below.


What books are you eagerly anticipating? Let me know through the comments section below!

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