Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we share the titles of books we are eagerly anticipating.

Pieces by Chris Lynch. 176 p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Feb. 5, 2013. 9781416927037.

Publisher synopsis: A teen revives the legacy of his lost brother in this compelling novel from the author of Inexcusable, a National Book Award finalist.
When Eric’s brother Duane dies, his world breaks in two. Duane was his best friend—possibly his only friend. And Eric isn’t sure how to live in a world without Duane in it. Desperate to find a piece of his brother to hold on to, Eric decides to meet some of the people who received Duane’s organs.
He expects to meet perfect strangers. Instead he encounters people who become more than friends and almost like family—people who begin to help Eric put the pieces of his life back together for good.

From internationally acclaimed author Chris Lynch comes a gripping and enduring exploration of loss and recovery—and a long-awaited sequel to the celebrated Iceman. (Bold font is mine.)

Huh. It's a sequel. To a book that was published 19 years ago. It's not available in too many of the libraries in my cooperative, but it's order-able, albeit with a dreadful cover. 
It is being reissued with a new cover, which, call me superficial and shallow, I much prefer.

Now, I'd be all over ordering this one, except it's not due to drop until March 5. You read that right. March 5. Say what, Simon & Schuster? Makes no sense to me but I'm the kind of person who likes to read books in order. If I've accidentally dropped into a series, unless I'm totally hooked, I don't often go back to the beginning. Admittedly, this is just one book, but I'm odd like that. Thank goodness for public libraries. I'd still like to hear the marketing strategy behind that one though. 


  1. Thanks for sharing these. Pieces has definitely caught my attention.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. Love the sound of Pieces. Great pick! I hope you enjoy reading it!
    Come check out my WOW post.