This week, I'm waiting on...
Before You Go by James Preller. The summer before his
senior year, Jude (yes, he’s named after the Beatles song) gets his
first job, falls in love for the first time, and starts to break away
from his parents. Jude’s house is kept dark; no one talks much—it’s been
that way since his little sister drowned in a swimming pool when Jude
was supposed to be watching her.
He was watching her. He looked away for just a moment. He was only
nine years old. And he’s never truly grieved for her, or for the
emotional deaths of his parents, who refuse to talk about what happened.
Seven years later, Jude is finally, finally starting to live. Really
live. And then life spins out of control. Again.
Acclaimed author James Preller explores life, death, love, faith,
and resilience in a story that will grip readers from the book’s
dramatic first few pages to its emotional end.
How amazing does this book sound? I love contemporary fiction like this, so it's right up my alley!
Have you heard of this book? Do you want to read it? What are you waiting on this Wednesday?