Rummanah Aasi
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine! This week I'm eagerly awaiting the release of two books, the middle grade book Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo and The Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett.

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo 
Publish date: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Candlewick Press

  After reading the book's description, I have a strong feeling it will make me cry. I will need to have tissues on hand just in case. While I wasn't the biggest fan of Winn-Dixie, I have liked DiCamillo's other works. This one sounds like another winner.  

Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who’s determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship — and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways.

The Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett
Publish Date: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Candlewick Press

 I have been meaning to pick up a book by Sonya Hartnett ever since she won the Printz award for Surrender, but I have not gotten around to doing so. This book has been receiving starred reviews so I think I will try this one by her first. 

Colt Jenson and his younger brother, Bastian, have moved to a new, working-class suburb. The Jensons are different. Their father, Rex, showers them with gifts — toys, bikes, all that glitters most — and makes them the envy of the neighborhood. To the local kids, the Jensons are a family out of a movie, and Rex a hero — successful, attentive, attractive, always there to lend a hand. But to Colt he's an impossible figure: unbearable, suffocating. Has Colt got Rex wrong, or has he seen something in his father that will destroy their fragile new lives?
3 Responses
  1. Both of these look really good. I hope you review them so I can get a feel for them.

  2. Both look good... but no cry! Ugh hate to cry and yet sometimes those books end up as some of my faves.

  3. Kindlemom Says:

    Great choices, these both look so interesting! If you do read them I hope you love them!

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