September 7, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (59)

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

Unlocked by Ryan G. Van Cleave

"For fans of Ellen Hopkins comes a powerful verse novel about school violence"
Andy is the janitor’s son, an outcast, a nobody. Then the rumor starts—that
Blake has a gun in his locker. In a moment of misguided hopefulness, Andy
steals the keys from his dad and opens up Blake’s locker, hoping that finding
the gun will change his own status. But the gun isn’t there and Andy remains an
outcast. When an unlikely friendship develops between the two loners, Blake
shares most of his secrets with Andy, including the gun. But there’s one secret
that worries Andy more than anything—the date circled on Blake’s calendar.
Does Blake have something planned? Something that Andy can prevent? In a fascinating look at how teens deal with the now constant threat of school violence, debut author Ryan G. Van Cleave provides a unique, emotional perspective on how it feels to be the one who can prevent a tragedy.

Release Date: March 1, 2011


  1. Adding this one to my list. Great Pick! You can read out wow at


  2. Oooh the "date circled on Blake's calander" totally sucked me in. Great recommend and I can't wait to read it.

    Here's my WOW

  3. Nice pick - thanks for bring it to my attention :)

  4. Oh wow! Sounds intense. Great pick!

  5. New follower here! Never heard of this one before, it sounds interesting!

  6. Wow, haven't heard of this one before but it sounds pretty gripping.

    A Tapestry of Words

  7. This sounds really interesting! Books in verse arent usually my thing, but I may have to check out this one.

  8. *stares at picture* What a great WOW pic! Love that cover...though I'm not certain about another book in verse. Will have to consider...thanks for the heads up!


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