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A Reader of Fictions: Waiting on Wednesday (25): The Language Inside

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (25): The Language Inside

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

I used to really hate novels in verse, but I've read a good one this year (Love & Leftovers) and have decided that I need to give poetry more of a chance. I've heard wonderful things about Orchards, Thompson's first book, and I am seriously loving the blurb for this one, and it's at least partly in verse. So far, I'm not sure.
The Language Inside

Author: Holly Thompson
Expected Publication Date: May 14, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Emma Karas was raised in Japan; it's the country she calls home. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, Emma's family moves to a town outside Lowell, Massachusetts, to stay with Emma's grandmother while her mom undergoes treatment.

Emma feels out of place in the United States.She begins to have migraines, and longs to be back in Japan. At her grandmother's urging, she volunteers in a long-term care center to help Zena, a patient with locked-in syndrome, write down her poems. There, Emma meets Samnang, another volunteer, who assists elderly Cambodian refugees. Weekly visits to the care center, Zena's poems, dance, and noodle soup bring Emma and Samnang closer, until Emma must make a painful choice: stay in Massachusetts, or return home early to Japan.

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11 Comments:

Blogger roro said...

i can't wait for this one . gr8 wow

September 19, 2012 at 1:06 AM  
Blogger Chel said...

I think I'll read any book that has something to do with Japan lol. Thanks for sharing, Christina!

Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

September 19, 2012 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Me too, lol.

September 19, 2012 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger WinterHaven said...

Wow this sounds amazing! It looks like a wonderful emotional read! I am going to add it to my tbr =) Thanks for sharing!

Our WoW for the week =)

September 19, 2012 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger KM said...

Ummm this book sounds AWESOME! Must. Read. Thanks for featuring it because I hadn't heard of it before. Squee!!! :)

September 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM  
OpenID lsmurphy.com said...

Thanks for sharing this book. I can't wait for it now either.

September 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

This sounds like it could be a really sweet story. I have never read anything in verse, but I really want to read Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Maybe this would be a better place to start since it is only partially in verse. Great pick!

September 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I don't know if it's partial. There's just not a lot of info about this book out yet!

September 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Dani Chapman said...

I want this book too!! Great pick! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

September 19, 2012 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger YA Vixens said...

This sounds really good. I'm intrigued by the poetry part, I haven't read a book written in verse[whether entirely or partially] in a long time. I'm a little sad about the release date. Thanks for sharing!

Here's Our WoW

-Kait @ YA Vixens

September 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger kimbacaffeinate said...

This sounds like a moving story, cannot wait to see what you think! awesome pick!

September 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM  

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