Waiting on Wednesday

New WoW

This is a feature started on Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming books.

This week’s pick is:

what we saw

What We Saw

Release date: September 22nd 2015

Goodreads: Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than just the guy she’s known since they were kids.
But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can’t be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same question: Where was Ben when a terrible crime was committed?
This story—inspired by real events—from debut novelist Aaron Hartzler takes an unflinching look at silence as a form of complicity. It’s a book about the high stakes of speaking up, and the razor thin line between guilt and innocence that so often gets blurred, one hundred and forty characters at a time.

Why I’m excited: This sounds like the type of book that stays with you long after you read it. It’s about important issues that will be hard to read about but also need to be said. I predict a hard and emotional read.



Filed under books, TBR books, waiting on wednesday, WoW, ya books

6 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday

  1. Sounds like a powerful story! I hope you like the book! Check out my WoW!

  2. Great pick! This one does sound very interesting. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. Wow, I like it, sounds really intriguing. I’ll definitely put this on my wish list. Thanks for sharing! (Here’s my WoW, by the way 🙂

  4. lry93

    I think the fact that it was inspired by real events makes it all the more interesting

  5. This is the kind of read that gets me all worked up. I totally want to read this. UGH.

  6. Pingback: Comparing Before and After: What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler | Overflowing Bookshelves

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