Waiting on Wednesday is hosted each week by Breaking the Spine and lets us spotlight a book that we are eagerly waiting to be released.
This weeks Waiting On Wednesday is What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler!
Publication: September 22nd 2015 by Harper Teen
Summary from 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.
God, I am so excited for this book! I picked up a copy at ALA Annual back in June and I have been salivating to get started ever since. It just sits there, up on my bookshelf, staring at me with this beautiful blue cover while screaming “read me, Sammi. READ ME!” Now, I shall finally be giving into the dangerous temptation and letting myself enjoy yet another wonderful book rather than doing my homework, oops.