Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's Psychtember WoW picks are:
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
"THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND ...
broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home
fifteen-year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her
threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey's younger
sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they
have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with
greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears
for good, and the girls are found by their father, a stranger, and taken
to re-enter the "normal" life of school, clothes and boys.
Carey must come to terms with the truth of why their mother spirited
them away ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won't let her go
... a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa
hasn't spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her
sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life
come crashing down.
IF YOU FIND ME is a riveting mix of
psychological tension and page-turning mystery that asks profound
questions about family, truth and love."
The start of this one sounds dark, but I'm interested to see how the transition goes for Carey and Jenessa. Jenessa's elective mutism also sounds intriguing! Plus, apparently some of the proceeds of this book go towards a Christmas project for teens with cancer.
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu
"Corey Haydu’s young
adult OCD LOVE STORY, in which a girl with OCD bonds with a boy from her
group therapy program only to push their budding relationship beyond it
limits when her further descent into Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
leads her to stalk the objects of her obsession, and she must choose:
confront her past or forever be controlled by it."
Love that the term "OCD" is right there in the title, and also that the cover is so bright and vivid! Makes a nice change from all the typical "issue book" covers. I just hope that the OCD is portrayed accurately and not hijacked by the "love story" side of things.
What books are you waiting for?