Waiting On Wednesday (What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Every Wednesday participants choose a book that they are "waiting on" or hasn't been released yet. This week I'm waiting for something philosophical:

What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay by Amanda Cockrell

Publisher: Flux
Publcation Date: June 8, 2011
Pages: 264
Per Order It: Amazon
Fifteen-year-old Angie never used to think much about God—until things started getting weird. Like the statue of St. Felix, her secret confidante, suddenly coming off his pedestal and talking to her. And Angie's mother, who's busting up her third marriage for no apparent reason. Then there's Jesse Francis, sent home from Afghanistan at age nineteen with his leg blown off. Now he's expected to finish high school and fit right back in. Is God even paying attention to any of this?

Against the advice of an increasingly vocal St. Felix (who knows a thing or two about war), Angie falls for Jesse—who's a lot deeper than most high school guys. But Jesse is battling some major demons. As his rages start to become more frequent and unpredictable, Angie finds herself losing control of the situation. And she's starting to wonder: can one person ever make things right for 'someone else? --Goodreads
I don't know about this book.  It sounds like one of those you'll either like this one or you won't books.  I'm going to try and get my hands on it and see because it does sound a bit intriguing.  I love the cover and the title, even though it is exhausting-ly long.  All I can do is hope for June and wish its as good as it sounds.   

So what are you "waiting on" today?

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  1. This is how new I am to blogging: I don't know what a meme is. I keep seeing this word and I think it sounds interesting, but I'm not sure I fully get what it is all about. Could someone kindly explain it to a newbie like me? Or at least point me in the right direction?

    Thanks and love the blog! The background, especially, makes me smiles.

  2. Hadn't heard of this one, thanks! The cute cover definitely belies the deeper premise... and I agree it sounds like one you'll like or you won't. I'll look forward to hearing your thoughts on it! :)

  3. That is a different cover, but cool. Great pick!! New follower.

  4. Okay, I have never heard of this book, but I want to read it just based on the cover alone. Thanks for sharing!

    Reading Lark's WOW

  5. I hadn't heard of this one either, but it sounds very cool

  6. OOOOHHH love the cover of this book! But the book itself sounds kind sad! I would like to check it out though.

    New Follower!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Thanks for dropping by! I'm not a fan of the cover of this one, but the actual description sounds really different from most YA. An interesting combination of religion and psychology!