Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!

Coming January 19, 2012!

Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer R. Hubbard

A dark and provocative novel from the author of The Secret Year

Ryan spends most of his time alone at the local waterfall because it’s the only thing that makes him feel alive. He’s sixteen, post-suicidal, and trying to figure out what to do with himself after a stint in a mental hospital. Then Nicki barges into his world, brimming with life and energy, and asking questions about Ryan’s depression that no one else has ever been brave enough—or cared enough—to ask. Ryan isn’t sure why he trusts Nicki with his darkest secrets, but that trust turns out to be the catalyst that he desperately needs to start living again.

Jennifer R. Hubbard has created a riveting story about a difficult but important subject.

This novel just sounds amazing. You see a lot of YA novels about teens dealing with their best friend's suicide, or contemplating their own -- but I don't think I've seen any "post-suicidal" stories. It sounds like this novel is about facing the dark side of life, the things we're sometimes afraid to talk about. There's just something about this synopsis that immediately drew me in. I will definitely be reading this one the day it hits shelves.

The Secret Year is sitting in my TBR. Have you read it? Are you a fan of Jennifer Hubbard?


Aylee said...

Hmm, come to think of it, I don't think I've seen any post-suicidal stories before either. Great pick! And no, I have yet to have read anything by Jennifer Hubbard.

Book Crook Liza said...

This looks really interesting - I'm going to read this for sure.

Tiffany said...

Great pick! This one sounds so good :)

Beth S. said...

This book sounds fantastic. Off to put it on my to-read list!

Laura (The Zealous Reader) said...

I really liked The Secret Year so I'll be sure to check this one out when it's released. Good pick!

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Lauren M said...

This one sounds amazing! The cover is awesome, too--it looks like they're underwater (but they're probably just near the waterfall)!
And you make a good point--we don't really see post-suicidal stories...I'm excited to see what Ryan's shapes up to be!

LethalLovely said...

Awww. This sounds like such a sad but potentially amazing YA novel. Great pick!

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Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

I just heard about this book today and I seriously can't wait for it to come out now! It sounds so good!!! Great pick :)

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Karis Jacobstein said...

I hadn't heard of this, but I'm definitely adding it to my list. Thanks for sharing!

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Sally said...

Looking forward to this one too. Great pick.

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