Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine and is a post detailing an upcoming book you can't wait to read. This week my pick is You Against Me by Jenny Downham (published by the fab Random House). I think everybody in the blogging world fell in love with Downham's beautiful writing in Before I Die and I've been promised You Against Me is just as brilliant, if not better.
My copy is staring at me from the bookshelf so I may just have to dive in to it right now! Keep an eye out as my review will be up soon - it looks fantastic.
Published: December 2nd 2010
By: David Fickling Books
Summary (from Goodreads): If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother's been accused of a terrible crime and you're the main witness, then you banish all doubt and defend him. Isn't that what families do?
When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her at a party, his world of work and girls begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the crime, but says he didn't do it, her world of revision, exams and fitting in at a new school begins to unravel.
When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. Brave and unflinching, this is a novel of extraordinary skillfulness and almost unbearable tension. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it's a book about love - for one's family and for another.