Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Waiting On Wendsday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine where you can share a book that you are anxiously waiting to be released.

Austin Parker is on a journey to bring truth, beauty, and meaning to his life.
      Austin Parker is never going to see his eighteenth birthday. At the rate he’s going, he probably won’t even see the end of the year. The doctors say his chances of surviving are slim to none even with treatment, so he’s decided it’s time to let go.
      But before he goes, Austin wants to mend the broken fences in his life. So with the help of his best friend, Kaylee, Austin visits every person in his life who touched him in a special way. He journeys to places he’s loved and those he’s never seen. And what starts as a way to say goodbye turns into a personal journey that brings love, acceptance, and meaning to Austin’s life.
Why I'm waiting for this book:
We all have experiences in our lives that shape who we are.  I've lost more family members and friends than I can count on both hands. I've also seen many overcome unbelievable odds (mom is still here 3 years after they gave her six months to live with Leukemia).  In high school I volunteered one summer with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (aka Jerry's Kids) and I'm still doing things with them after being a camp counselor for 10 years.  Seeing young kids live despite never knowing what it was like to walk makes you appreciate what you have.  While I haven't read this book yet, I have a feeling I may need a few tissues, but that's fine by me.  I can't WAIT to read Never Eighteen.

Find out more about Megan Bostic & Never Eighteen:
Megan's Website
Class of 2k12


  1. I have this and can't wait to read! It's tiny!


  2. This does look like a tearjerker... but it also looks like it could be a wonderful celebration of life and what's really important. Great pick :)

    My WoW