Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming books that we are eagerly waiting to read.
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Driver’s ed and a first crush should be what Alex Winchester is stressed out about in high school – and she is. But what’s really on her mind is her mother. Why is she dressing in Dad’s baggy khaki pants with a silk scarf around her neck? What is she planning when she pores over maps in the middle of the night? When did she stop being Mom and start being Amelia Earhart? Alex tries to keep her budding love life apart from the growing disaster at home as her mother sinks further into her delusions. But there are those nights, when everyone else is asleep, when it’s easier to confide in Amelia than it ever was to Mom. Now, as Amelia’s flight plans become more intense, Alex is increasingly worried that Amelia is planning her final flight – the flight from which she never returns. What could possibly be driving Mom’s delusions, and how far will they take her?
Why I’m Waiting
This sounds like one of those contemporaries that is going to leave you an emotional wreck. I haven’t read a book like that in forever and I need something like that in my life right now! Having to live with a mother stuck in a permanent delusion has got to be extremely hard, especially if the final outcome may be that she disappears forever. I want to know what happens! The cover is really pretty too, I just have to add!
What are you waiting on this week?