Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that we are anxiously awaiting is ZAC AND MIA by A.J. Betts.  It will be released September 2, 2014 from HMH Books for Young Readers.

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The last person Zac expects in the room next door is a girl like Mia, angry and feisty with questionable taste in music. In the real world, he wouldn’t—couldn’t—be friends with her. In hospital different rules apply, and what begins as a knock on the wall leads to a note—then a friendship neither of them sees coming.

You need courage to be in hospital; different courage to be back in the real world. In one of these worlds Zac needs Mia. And in the other Mia needs Zac. Or maybe they both need each other, always.

Yeah, I'm getting shades of The Fault in Our Stars, too! But the first chapter really rocks, and the voice of this book is so different. And if you need proof that this book isn't a wannabe follower of that other bestseller, this one won an Australian Literary award in 2012.

I, for one, can't wait.