“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week, I’m waiting on The Leaving by Tara Altebrando
* I am really curious about this book. The cover is a little bit creepy and I’m hoping the books is that way as well. I really want to know what happened to these kids. I have a feeling this book will be a total page turner and I can’t wait to find out what happens.
Title: The Leaving
Author: Tara Altebrando
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; June 7, 2016
Six were taken. Eleven years later, five come back–with no idea of where they’ve been. A riveting mystery for fans of We Were Liars.
Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to.
Until today. Today five of those kids return. They’re sixteen, and they are . . . fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn’t really recognize the person she’s supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they’re entirely unable to recall where they’ve been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max. He doesn’t come back. Everyone wants answers. Most of all Max’s sister Avery, who needs to find her brother–dead or alive–and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story.
This unforgettable novel brims with rich characters, tense storytelling, and high stakes.
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