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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine!

 Six Feet Over it by Jennifer Longo
Release Date: August 26th
Home is where the bodies are buried.

Darkly humorous and heart-wrenchingly beautiful, Jennifer Longo’s YA debut about a girl stuck living in a cemetery will change the way you look at life, death, and love.
 
Leigh sells graves for her family-owned cemetery because her father is too lazy to look farther than the dinner table when searching for employees. Working the literal graveyard shift, she meets two kinds of customers:

Pre-Need: They know what’s up. They bought their graves a long time ago, before they needed them.

At Need: They are in shock, mourning a loved one’s unexpected death. Leigh avoids sponging their agony by focusing on things like guessing the headstone choice (mostly granite).

Sarcastic and smart, Leigh should be able to stand up to her family and quit. But her world’s been turned upside down by the sudden loss of her best friend and the appearance of Dario, the slightly-too-old-for-her grave digger. Surrounded by death, can Leigh move on, if moving on means it’s time to get a life?

What do you guys think?! I love my contemporaries, but this one has a premise that makes me giddy. It's different and I can't wait! 

What are you guys waiting on?

4 comments:

Page said...

I agree with you. I think that this told from an interesting perspective. I like contemporaries, but I like them better when they've to a unique premise. Very curious.

Page @ Never Enough Shelf Space
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Camille Flores said...

I think I want to read this one. Thanks for putting this on my radar.

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Shane Morgan said...

I've seen this one around the place. It sounds really interesting and I like the premise. Good pick :)

Happy Wednesday!

Shane @ Itching for Books

Kate @ Kates Book Life said...

First time I've heard about this one but it does sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing :)

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