Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #8: The Beginning of After

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

The Beginning of After
By: Jennifer Castle
Release Date: September 6, 2011

"Sixteen-year-old Laurel’s world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. Behind the wheel is the father of her bad-boy neighbor, David Kaufman, whose mother is also killed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new reality in which she and her best friend grow apart, boys may or may not be approaching her out of pity, overpowering memories lurk everywhere, and Mr. Kaufman is comatose but still very much alive. Through it all, there is David, who swoops in and out of Laurel’s life and to whom she finds herself attracted against her better judgment. She will forever be connected to him by their mutual loss, a connection that will change them both in unexpected ways." (Summary from

I am looking forward to reading The Beginning of After because the summary sounds really good and I have been hearing good things about this book.


  1. I've read it and enjoyed it quite a bit. Great pick!
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  2. This sounds so tragic, but interesting.

    ~Christy @ Love of Books

  3. I am really looking forward to reading this one, a nice pick!

    My WoW,

    Have a nice week.

  4. I just added this book to my Goodreads the other day! It looks really good! Great choice!!

    I'm now following your blog, too :)

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  5. I got this from NetGalley a while ago and definitely need to start reading this soon. It sounds really great.

    (My WoW)

    P.s.: Your blog looks great, I'm following you now. :)

  6. Although I am weary of the family death scenarios in YA lately this does have some interesting components that make this one different. Great pick!

  7. Nice pick!!

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  8. Great pick! There is a lot of chatter going around about this one! I'll be anxious to check it out.
    Feel free to see what I'm waiting on over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books!
    Now following!

  9. Nice choice, enjoy!

  10. I just finished this one last week and really enjoyed it. It's a quiet little story--the epitome of really great contemporary YA.

  11. This was my pick this week too! Great minds think alike. Hope you enjoy it when you get the chance.

  12. Sounds very dramatic!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
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  13. I loved this one - great pick.


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