Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post created by Breaking the Spine that features our most anticipated books to be released.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is one of the most heart-warming books I have read that explores the themes of family and friendship and love. Therefore, I am MORE than excited to read this new release by Benjamin Alire Sáenz!
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Received: Borrowed Publication Date: June 7th 2016 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine Recommended Age: 13+ Pacing: Fast Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary, Death, Friendship
It was the perfect trip…until it wasn’t.
Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last six weeks should be. She discovers she was involved in a fatal car accident while on a school trip in Italy. A trip she doesn’t even remember taking. She was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident.
As the accident makes national headlines, Jill finds herself at the center of a murder investigation. It doesn’t help that the media is portraying her as a sociopath who killed her bubbly best friend, Simone, in a jealous rage. With the evidence mounting against her, there’s only one thing Jill knows for sure: She would never hurt Simone. But what really happened? Questioning who she can trust and what she’s capable of, Jill desperately tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life. Continue reading →