Waiting on Wednesday (Never Eighteen)

Wednesday, November 23, 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 some life changes:

Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic

Publisher: HMH Children's Books
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Pages: 204
PreOrder It: Amazon
Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life.
Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so he’s decided it’s time to let go.
But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places he’s loved and those he’s never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austin’s life. --Goodreads
 From the little summary, it reminds me a bit like Going Bovine by Libba Bray, but this sounds much more touching when the other work was more humorous.  I love the concept and it sounds like it will be a big hit.  I just received it on Netgalley and can't wait to dive into it.  It's going to be fun.  It comes out in January, which isn't that far away so I don't have to wait long to get my hands on a hard copy.  What do you think?  Does this book sound great to you?  What are waiting for, on this fine Wednesday?

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  1. I hadn't heard of this book before now. It definitely sounds really emotional and interesting. Great pick, Gina!

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