Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (Week Eighteen)

Title: The Snowball Effect
Author: Holly Nicole Hoxter
Publisher: Harperteen
Release Date: March 23, 2010
Lainey Pike can tell you everything you need to know about the people in her family just by letting you know how they died. Her reckless stepfather drove his motorcycle off the highway and caused the biggest traffic jam in years. Her long-suffering grandmother lived through cancer and a heart attack before finally succumbing to a stroke. And Lainey's mother--well, Lainey's mother hanged herself in the basement just days after Lainey's high school graduation.
Now Lainey's five-year-old brother is an orphan, and her estranged older sister is moving back home to be his guardian. Meanwhile, Lainey's boyfriend is thinking about having a family of their own, and her best friends are always asking the wrong sorts of questions and giving advice Lainey doesn't want to hear. As she tries to pull away from everything familiar, Lainey meets an intriguing new guy who, through a series of Slurpees, burgers, and snowballs, helps her to make peace with a parent she never understood.
Holly is really awesome and nice on Tenners' chats. The Snowball Effect sounds amazing and I can't wait for it. Plus have you seen the cover?


  1. Thanks Sarah!

    I tried to comment on your IMM video the other day but then my computer crashed, blah.

  2. I'm excited for this one too! I actually first heard about it last week, but the story sounds great


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