“Waiting On” Wednesday #22

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

by John Green

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now. 

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

Expected publication: January 10th 2012 by Dutton Juvenile

The Raft

The Raft

by S.A. Bodeen

Robie, 16, lives with her family on the Midway atoll, a group of islands in the middle of the Pacific. Her parents are scientists; it’s an isolated life. Robie enjoys visiting her aunt in Hawaii – she gets back and forth on a cargo plane that brings supplies to Midway. 

During a visit, her aunt is called to the mainland for a work emergency, leaving Robie to get home on her own. On her flight back to Midway the cargo plane hits nasty weather, and goes down. It’s just Robie, the pilot, and Max, a co-pilot she’s never met till this flight, on board. Robie is pulled aboard a raft by Max, who is injured and slipping in and out of consciousness. They have a bag of candy and very little water between them. When they finally reach an island that seems abandoned, Robie hopes they’ll be found quickly. But she’s not sure she was even on the flight manifest. Her parents must be looking for her…aren’t they? 

In THE RAFT, S.A. Bodeen creates a hair-raising suspense story that will have readers agonizing over the same question as Robie — how long can they survive?

Expected publication: August 21st 2012 by Feiwel & Friends

12 thoughts on ““Waiting On” Wednesday #22

  1. Pingback: “Waiting On” Wednesday #25 « Breathing Books

  2. Great picks!
    Did you listen to John Green reading the first two chapters of The Fault in our Stars? (if not you can find it on youtube on the vlogbrothers channel) I’m so eager to read this book now.

    My WoW post

  3. I know others might wonder how I’ve “avoided” reading a John Green novel but I will definitely look forward to The Fault in Our Stars. The plot, though not original, is way unique as compared to the rest of YA reads. 🙂

    Hope you can visit my WoW post this week:


    Plus, my giveaway is still ongoing until 4 PM (Philippine Time) today:


    Would love for you to join! 😉

    – Mauie (The Traveling Reader)

  4. Pingback: Waiting on Wednesday #8 | The Traveling Reader

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