Waiting on Wednesday #12

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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



Expected publication date: February, 2011
Published by: Allen and Unwin

The boy sat in the branches of the fifth tree on the left, his scuffed boots dangling. Leah turned her eyes up. His face was heavily freckled, his eyes large, brown and almond-shaped. His hair stuck out at wild angles. 'Hello,' she said.

Sixteen-year-old Carly is interviewing Leah Cartwright for her local history project. But Leah resists, determined instead to tell her own story: that of a lonely child on an isolated farm, a girl whose only escape is into the world of books. And when Adam appears in the orchard Leah discovers a friend. A secret friend.

Leah draws Carly in with the magic of story - to her present, her past, her secrets, and her unique friendship with Adam.

Being Here is a beautifully told story about a girl whose rich imagination rescues her from a grim reality, and an unlikely boy who changes everything. A compelling novel about love, faith and consequences.

Why?  It sounds like a beautiful heartfelt story.  I am also really curious about Leah and Adam's relationship.  Plus it is an Aussie YA title!

What are you waiting on?

13 comments:

A.J. said...

This sounds really good! I need to make sure this is on my GoodReads shelf. Don't wanna forget this one.

Tina said...

Oh this is a great wow- it sounds great and I love that cover!!!

Teddyree said...

Haven't heard of this one, thanks for the heads up Nic.

Jenny N. said...

Thanks for bringing this book to my attention. I'm not always up to date with the Aussie YA releases.

Missie said...

I probably would have over looked this one entirely had you not showcased it. It does sound heartfelt and touching.

Alice [Small Town Book Blog] said...

Hmm, it sounds interesting, but not my cup of tea. I hope you enjoy reading it, though! :)

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

first thing that popped into mind was "the boy in the tree" ;) wow this sounds really really good! great pick this week, nic!

A Canadian Girl said...

I haven't heard of this one but it sounds really fascinating. Plus, I want to know about Leah and Adam's relationship too. Thanks for sharing, Nic!

Misha said...

The synopsis sounds great! Being Here is now on my TBR too. Thanks1

Romy @ Lost.in.Stories said...

Yay, Aussie YA! I haven't heard of this book before but thanks for bringing it to my attention Nic, it's now on my 'To Be Bought' list :)

Rachel said...

This sounds really great! I'll definitely be adding it to me GoodReads list. Awesome pick! :)

Moonlight Gleam said...

Cool pick! I haven't heard of it yet so thank you for sharing!

Lauren said...

This is a new one on me, and it sounds intriguing. I'm really loving 'real' stories right now.

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