Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CAN'T WAIT TO READ: The Word For Yes by Claire Needell

Release date: February 16th 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:
After their parents’ divorce, Jan, Erika, and Melanie have to get used to the new world order: a father who’s moved to another continent and a mother who throws herself into moving on. Jan, off at her first semester of college, has plenty to worry about, including an outspoken roommate who’s kind of “out there” and an increasingly depressed and troubled long-distance boyfriend. Her younger sisters, left at home in New York City, and dealing with all the pressures of life in high school, aren’t exactly close. Erika is serious and feels awkward and uncomfortable in crowds, though her beauty tends to attract attention. Melanie is socially savvy and just wants to go out—to concerts, to parties, wherever—with her friends. The gap between all three girls widens as each day passes.

Then, at a party full of blurred lines and blurred memories, everything changes. Starting that night, where there should be words, there is only angry, scared silence.

And in the aftermath, Jan, Erika, and Melanie will have to work hard to reconnect and help one another heal.

At once touching and raw, Claire Needell’s first novel is an honest look at the love and conflicts among sisters and friends, and how these relationships can hold us together—and tear us apart.



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About the Author
Claire Needell is a young adult author and journalist. She's a graduate of Brown’s MFA Program, a middle school teacher, and the author of two books of poetry. Her non´Čüction has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Review.

6 comments:

  1. That's totally new to me! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but still hope you thoroughly enjoy it!


    Here's my WoW

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  2. This is new to me, but it sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    My WoW

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  3. This sounds good, Shane. I hope you'll enjoy this one. :)

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