Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine
for sharing upcoming releases we're highly anticipating.

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What You Left Behind
By Jessica Verdi
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks

It's all Ryden's fault. If he hadn't gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he's failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it's not like he's had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who males Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She's fun and energetic--and doesn't know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg's journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden's convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can't let go of the past?
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I haven't read any YA book that is told in the perspective of a male teenager yet. Then there's also the aspect of the main character being a single teen dad that really interests me. It sounds like an emotional story and one that also carries a deeper meaning when it comes to the topic of teenage parenting!


Does What You Left Behind sound like something you'd read?
What's your WoW pick this week? 
Leave a link with your comment and I'll drop by to check it out! :)

15 comments:

  1. This one sounds so heartbreaking. I'm really looking forward to reading it as well!

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    1. Woooot, I hope we both enjoy it! :)

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  2. I just read this one a few days ago, and I absolutely loved it, Jae! <33 It was so so good. I really hope you end up loving this as much as I did. :)

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

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    1. Yessss, I saw your pre-review which is what made me want to read it more! I'm so happy to hear you loved it!!

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    2. Jae this one was not on my radar but i'm completely dying to have it. The synopsis put actual tears in my eyes. TEARS. I need *makes grabby hands*

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    3. I have a feeling we may be crying buckets after this one, Lil

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  3. Love your pick! I'm looking forward to it, too, and I think I'm going to feture it soon as well. ;)
    My WoW this week

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  4. Aw this sounds like an emotional read but good nonetheless! :-) Thank you for sharing! Here's my WoW if you would like to check it out! Have a great day! I'm a new follower too :-)

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    1. Emma, you sweet person you. I saw that you added me on gr too :') Happy reading!!

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  5. I had requested this one... thinking that it was an M/M romance. Ah well... silly me. But, really, I thought I saw ''LGBT'' in the Goodreads genres. Oh well. So now I have it. Hope it's a good one, or at least for you, Jae!!!

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    1. Ahahah I hope you enjoy it anyway, Lola! Let me know your thoughts, you know I love my contemporaries ;)

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  6. Ohh, I like the sound of this - the title is pretty catchy. I hope you enjoy this read once it comes out :) Great pick! <3 Benish| Feminist Reflections

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    1. Yes! I really like the simplicity of the cover too. Thanks, Benish! My fingers are crossed :)

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  7. I'm definitely interested in this one too! Might have to wait for reviews first, but it sounds good.
    Great pick!

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