Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated upcoming book releases. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR.
madalyn’s waiting on…
Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert
on August 7th 2018
Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school.
Full of doubt about her future, and increasingly frustrated by her strained relationship with her successful but emotionally closed-off father, Yvonne meets a street musician and fellow violinist who understands her struggle. He’s mysterious, charming, and different from Warren, the familiar and reliable boy who has her heart. But when Yvonne becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she has to make the most difficult decision yet about her future.
why i’m waiting
I read my first Brandy Colbert book earlier this year and really enjoyed her writing. This story features a character trying to get into a conservatory for college (college auditions were pretty much my life my senior year of high school, so I have a feeling I’ll relate hardcore). Although this book is going to tackle some tough topics, I think more YA books that deal with teen pregnancy are necessary, because it’s unfortunately something lots of real teens experience. I love “slice of life” contemporaries, so I have a feeling I’ll enjoy this one. Also, yay for women of color on book covers!
What book are you waiting on this week?