Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WoW: Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner


This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

Phantom Limbs

How do you move on from an irreplaceable loss? In a poignant debut, a sixteen-year-old boy must learn to swim against an undercurrent of grief—or be swept away by it.

     Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis’s little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, it’s been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protégé of eighteen-year-old Dara—part drill sergeant, part friend—who’s hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he’s never forgotten and the brother he’s never stopped grieving. As it becomes achingly clear that he and Meg are not the same people they were, Otis must decide what to hold on to and what to leave behind. Quietly affecting, this compulsively readable debut novel captures all the confusion, heartbreak, and fragile hope of three teens struggling to accept profound absences in their lives.


Expected Publication: September 13, 2016
Published by: Candlewick Press

Why I'm Waiting: Not gonna lie, I'm a SUCKER for contemps that mention "grief," "heartbreak," and/or "loss." And since this one mentions all THREE of them, I HAD to add this one to my TBR. Plus with the Olympics coming up soon, I HAVE to read this one. Also, I want to know why she can't be the Olympic swimmer anymore? Is it a disability? Is she just scared of the water now? WHAT'S HAPPENING?! 

What are you waiting on this week?
Any of you waiting on this with me?

2 comments:

  1. Nice pick! Not really my kind of read but I hope you will thoroughly enjoy it Nikki!

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  2. My first time hearing of this one!! Looks pretty interesting. Nice pick :)

    Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

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