Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - Hold Still

I was alerted to this one, Hold Still by Nina LaCour, by a tweet on Twitter pointing me to this trailer.

An arresting story about starting over after a friend’s suicide, froma breakthrough new voice in YA fiction.

dear caitlin, there are so many things that i want so badly to tell you but i just can’t.

Devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful . . . in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend’s suicide. With the help of family and newfound friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and start to realize that true friendship didn’t die with Ingrid. And the journal which once seemed only to chronicle Ingrid’s descent into depression, becomes the tool by which Caitlin once again reaches out to all those who loved Ingrid—and Caitlin herself.

The US publication date is 20 October and UK is the 12 November according to the amazons.

I really enjoyed Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why which also deals with the repercussions of a suicide.


  1. I really enjoy your posts and steal bits and pices for my own site from time to time (with appropriate credit given).

    I realize most of the books you cover are aimed at Y/A females (as is most Y/A fiction), but one of the best writers for boys out there is Chris Crutcher.

    If you are unaware of him, you can check out his latest book here:

    Thanks again for all the info,

    Paul Bishop

  2. Thanks Paul for the tip. Deadline appears to be available in the UK. The library catalogue is currently down else I'd see what we've got.

    I will try and cover more "male" books. I bumped the review of Found (see next post) up a bit which I think is more for boys. I'm not terribly keen on the Chris Ryan type of book but crime/spy stuff is ok - the young bond type books have been really popular this summer with the male teens.

    Glad you enjoy the blog(s) :).