Waiting on Wednesday is a topic hosted by Breaking the Spine, where bloggers post about books that they are looking forward to being published in the near future 🙂
This week’s WoW book is The Last Boy and Girl in the World!
After disaster strikes, Keeley Hewitt seizes the opportunity to finally take the risk on the boy she has always liked.
When a massive storm decimates Keeley’s town, everyone she knows is getting ready to start over far away from each other. With nothing left to lose, Keeley feels a sense of bravery and decides to finally approach her longtime crush, knowing their will be almost no social blowback or heartbreak with her leaving town so soon. With so much up in the air already, is adding more uncertainty to her life really what Keeley should be doing though? Would it be better to just cut all ties with the town, and start anew somewhere else?
This novel reminds me a lot of We All Looked Up, the idea that social embarrassment and rules are negligible when faced with your own mortality and sense of physical security. It will be interesting to see if Keeley’s bravery will pan out or if it will make any difference with her and the boy she likes having to relocate. I also wonder if this will be a story where Keeley’s social concerns get pushed aside or put in perspective, with all the destruction caused by the storm.
The Last Boy and Girl in the World comes out April 26th 2016, and is published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers.