Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that highlights eagerly anticipated books.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Author Website: http://www.stevenarntson.com/
In this modern-day suburban town, one percent of all fatalities come about in the most peculiar way. Deaths—eight-foot-tall, silver-gray creatures—send a letter (“Dear So-and-So, your days are numbered”) to whomever is chosen for a departure, telling them to wrap up their lives and do the things they always wanted to do before they have to “depart.” When sixteen-year-old Gabriela receives her notice, she is, of course devastated. Will she kiss her crush Sylvester before it’s too late?
Friendship, first love, and fantasy artfully mesh in this magically realistic world that ultimately celebrates life.
Why can't I wait?
I don't really prefer one genre over another, but I'm always interested in reading a story that combines contemporary with a bit of supernatural. And how creepy would it be to receive your own death letter?