January 1, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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

Laurie Halse Anderson - The Impossible Knife of MemoryThe Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
January 7, 2014
Viking Juvenile
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For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.

Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.

Why I’m waiting?

As soon as I read PTSD, I was really interested to see how it will be portrayed and how it affects the father-daughter dynamic in this book. I’m sure it will be incredibly moving and heart-wrenching. (Let’s hope, yeah?)

What books are you waiting for?


 

4 Responses to “WAITING ON WEDNESDAY | The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson”

  1. alice-jane says:

    OMG YES! I’ve heard a lot of great things about this one! Plus, I heard the romance is realistic, which is always nice.

    Happy New Year to you, Cee!

  2. The PTSD element first drew me to this too. She’s an author I’ve heard a lot about since she released Speak, most of which says she’s a very sensitive writer so I’m trusting it will be emotional. It has a load of 5 star ratings at the moment, so I’ve got high hopes!

  3. My preorder of this just got sent! It’s the next pick for reblog book club on tumblr and I’m really interested in the PTSD too. I’ve never read anything about it before. There’s also been some great reviews for it so I’m excited :D

  4. Missie says:

    I can’t decide if I want to read this or not. It is not my norm, but sometimes books like this can really teach and change you. I will have to add it to my TBR list.

    I nominated you for the Liebster award – it is to help expose bloggers :) http://aflurryofponderings.blogspot.com/2014/01/liebster-award.html


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