Peyton, Sydney’s charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion’s share of their parents’ attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton’s increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?
Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.
The uber-popular Sarah Dessen explores her signature themes of family, self-discovery, and change in her twelfth novel, sure to delight her legions of fans.
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!
& This week I’m waiting on…
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Hardcover, 448 pages
May 5th, 2015 by Viking Juvenile
The synopsis via Goodreads:
Last week’s Top Ten Tuesday was 10 books from your younger years that you’d want to revisit. While thinking about the books I wanted to list, I started reminiscing about reading Sarah Dessen books. When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with her books. I owned and read all of them, and my favourite movie was How to Deal starring Mandy Moore—a combination of her books Someone Like You and That Summer. Thinking back on that I wanted to reread my favourite of her’s—The Truth About Forever. That also got me thinking—was she coming out with anything new? Turns out she is! In May! Woohoo!
What books are you excited for? Did last week’s TTT bring any blasts from the past for you too?