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Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams
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Jun 06, 12

bookshelves: contemporary, drama, family, realistic, romance, ya, books-read-in-2012, favorites
Read from June 04 to 05, 2012

** spoiler alert ** I never read a book that’s written in verse before. I seen those types of novels before, but for some reason they never captured my attention. So I wasn’t sure how much I like Waiting , thought the storyline seemed interesting and I saw a lot good reviews about the books, and decided to check it out. I was glad I did, I loved every aspect about this novel, and I felt like I could relate to the novel, because it dealt with loss, and I had lost few people, through the years. Waiting was filled with so many emotions, and beautifully written. I found myself thinking about the book, even after I finished reading it. It’s worth checking out.

GOODREADS SUMMARY
London and Zach were as close as could be. And then Zach dies, and the family is gutted. London’s father is distant. Her mother won’t speak. The days are filled with what-ifs and whispers: Did Zach take his own life? Was it London’s fault?

Alone and adrift, London finds herself torn between her brother’s best friend and the handsome new boy in town as she struggles to find herself—and ultimately redemption


Have you ever read a book, which you found yourself thinking about after? Waiting was one of those books for me. The writing, the language and the message, took my breath away. From moment I picked up the book, I didn’t want to put it down, because I needed to know what would happen next, especially with London, I wanted to see how things would end up. London, I liked her right from beginning, and I felt angry towards way everyone was action towards her, just because her brother died. Especially her mother, how could a mother not speak to their child? I wanted talk some sense into her, I was hoping she would come to her senses. I loved way London cared about her brother, the relationship she had with Zach, that sort of bond doesn’t happen often between siblings, yet to me it felt realistic.

Jesse & Taylor. Honestly, I loved them both, and I could tell that London was important to both of them. Both of them, comforted her in their own way, and I didn’t even care that London liked them both at the same time. Both Jesse & Taylor were different, especially personality wise but they found ways to be there for London. When she started crying, remembering her brother, they were always there, in attempt to make her feel better. However, even thought I loved them both, I was happy that she went to Taylor in end, especially considering their history together in past, but it seemed to me that he would somehow be better for her then Jesse was. Another person I loved was Lilli. She was such amazing friend to London, and she didn’t judge her because of her brother, everyone needs friends like that.


I’ll be honest, there were few scenes in this book that made me cry. Maybe it was the way book was written, it felt as I could feel London’s emotions more, and when she would remember, get upset. I found myself upset too. I was glad when she finally told her mother how she felt about everything, even if her mom left in end. This was one of most emotional books I read, and one of most beautifully written books, it’s one of books you won’t forget.
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Reading Progress

06/04/2012 page 25
7.0% "First time i'm readin book that writen in verse. Loving it so far."
06/05/2012 page 149
42.0% "I feel so sad, for London."
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