Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (19)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I saw this in Shelf Awareness and after reading Where She Went I really want more suspense YA and this looks like it will give it to me, plus I like the historical aspect of it.  What do you think?

Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn
Publish Date: 4/17/2012
Based on an actual crime in 1955, this YA novel is at once a mystery and a coming-ofage story. The brutal murder of two teenage girls on the last day of Nora Cunningham’s junior year in high school throws Nora into turmoil. Her certainties—friendships, religion, her prudence, her resolve to find a boyfriend taller than she is—are shaken or cast off altogether. Most people in Elmgrove, Maryland, share the comforting conviction that Buddy Novak, who had every reason to want his ex-girlfriend dead, is responsible for the killings. Nora agrees at first, then begins to doubt Buddy’s guilt, and finally comes to believe him innocent—the lone dissenting voice in Elmgrove. Told from several different perspectives, including that of the murderer, Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls is a suspenseful page-turner with a powerful human drama at its core.
So what are you waiting on this week?


Joy said...

I love the shelf awareness newsletter. Find so many great new books listed there. Have a great week!

Anna said...

Haven't heard of this one before and it sounds really interesting. Thank you for the recommendation.

Arianna said...

I just read this one. It was pretty intense, but definitely a good one. Please check out my Wow!

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