This week . . .
Title: Can't Look Away
Author: Donna Cooner (Website)
Age Group: Young Adult
Publication Date: August 26, 2014 by Point
Donna Cooner establishes herself as our own Jodi Picoult in this timely tale of sisters, loss, and redemption.
Torrey Grey is famous. At least, on the internet. Thousands of people watch her popular videos on fashion and beauty. But when Torrey's sister is killed in an accident -- maybe because of Torrey and her videos -- Torrey's perfect world implodes.
Now, strangers online are bashing Torrey. And at her new school, she doesn't know who to trust. Is queen bee Blair only being sweet because of Torrey's internet infamy? What about Raylene, who is decidedly unpopular, but seems accepts Torrey for who she is? And then there's Luis, with his brooding dark eyes, whose family runs the local funeral home. Torrey finds herself drawn to Luis, and his fascinating stories about El dio de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.
As the Day of the Dead draws near, Torrey will have to really look at her own feelings about death, and life, and everything in between. Can she learn to mourn her sister out of the public eye?
Find Can't Look Away online
Why I'm waiting on Wednesday: It's not exactly something I read a ton of but I'm really interested in this one for some reason. Probably because of the Youtube element. I love hearing about that sort of stuff so when I found out the main character was internet famous from her videos, my interest was immediately piqued.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Leave your links in the comments below!