Wednesday, September 2, 2009

WoW: Suicide



Waiting on Wenseday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to help upcoming releases get their spotlight.









By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Ann Peters
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: January 5th 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH


Summary: Daelyn Rice is broken beyond repair, and after a string of botched suicide attempts, she's determined to get her death right. She starts visiting a website for "completers"- www.through-the-light .com.

While she's on the site, Daelyn blogs about her life, uncovering a history of bullying that goes back to kindergarten. When she's not on the Web, Daelyn's at her private school, where she's known as the freak who doesn't talk.

Then, a boy named Santana begins to sit with her after school while she's waiting to for her parents to pick her up. Even though she's made it clear that she wants to be left alone, Santana won't give up. And it's too late for Daelyn to be letting people into her life. Isn't it?

National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters shines a light on how bullying can push young people to the very edge.




"23 Days and Counting


Dear
___mother
___father
___other

There was nothing you could do to stop me because:

___I’d already made up my mind
___I have been suffering my whole life
___ you were too slow to notice

I offed myself because:

___my life sucks
___the world sucks
___ you suck

Good-bye,
Daelyn"

This sounds really good. I can't wait to read it. What is your WoW?

11 comments:

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Yeah this book sounds awesome -- I can't wait for it either! ;P

FictionGroupie said...

Sounds like a really interesting read.

runningforfiction said...

i love Julie Anne Peters, and i feel like this could be her best.

Sab H. said...

Wow! This looks really good!! Adding it right now!

Crystal said...

This sounds like a very thought-provoking book. I'm definitely adding it to my list.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Well this looks like a heavy and thought provoking read.

Mary said...

Sounds intense, sad.

Casey said...

That does sound good. I'll have to add that to my wishlist. Great pick.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I forgot to mention that I tagged you so check it out at

http://teensreadandwrite.blogspot.com/2009/09/abcs-of-alyssa.html

Kelsey said...

This looks awesome!! I love your new header & background(:

P.S. I gave you an award:
http://thebookscout.blogspot.com/2009/09/awards-2.html

justanotherbookaddict said...

That does sounds good!

BTW, I gave you an award:
http://justanotherbookaddict.blogspot.com/2009/09/award.html

~Lindsay
JABA