This week I'm picking:
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Expected publication: May 5th 2015 by Viking Juvenile
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.
Why I'm Waiting:
AHHHH. I want this book RIGHT NOW. For anyone who doesn't know, Sarah Dessen is my favorite author. I have read everything she's written. Multiple times. This looks awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I look forward to seeing what direction the story takes, but however it goes, I know it will be awesome.