Thursday, December 06, 2012

Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams

London is devastated by the death of her brother Zach. It has been months and she is still living a daily nightmare. Her missionary father hardly speaks, her mother ignores her and blames her for his death, and she is cut off from other students at school. This novel in free verse explores how to find healing in the midst of so much grief. London begins to recover due to the support of her ex-boyfriend Taylor and two newcomers to her town who reach out to her and accept her without knowing much of her back story. The details of Zach's death unfold slowly which makes this introspective story more compelling. It's a sad but not depressing story that takes a hopeful turn at the end.

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