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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that highlights eagerly anticipated books.

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
by Kat Rosenfield
Release Date: July 5, 2012
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Author Website: http://katrosenfield.com/

An arresting un-coming-of-age story, from a breathtaking talent

Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town--and Becca--into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.

Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson's life are intercut with Becca's own summer as the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and relationships on the edge twist the reader closer and closer to the truth about Amelia's death.
Why can't I wait?
A coming of age story told from the alternating viewpoints of poor dead girl Amelia Anne Richardson's in her last days and the summer of smalltown "prisoner" Becca.  The description sounds simultaneously gorgeous, haunting, and a little Twin Peaks-ian; therefore, I am so very intrigued.  Nothing like a good creepy summer read.


  1. This sounds great. Ive been waiting on this book for a long time! Can't wait for it's release!

    My WoW

  2. I have an ARC of this I really need to read! It does sound so good! :)
    My W.O.W.

    1. I love Lisa McMann! Both the cover & the description of Crash are so intriguing...

  3. I'm getting the Twin Peaks vibe, too. Always good with a twisty mystery/coming of age story.

    1. Yes, this exactly. You need a good creep-fest every once in a while.