Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Waiting on Bang

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


By: Barry Lyga

Expected Publication: April 18th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

304 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary

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Goodreads description--A heartbreaking novel about living with your worst mistake, from New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga.

A chunk of old memory, adrift in a pool of blood.
Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one--not even Sebastian himself--can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father's gun.
Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend--Aneesa--to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this.
Now he needs a gun to get out.
Unflinching and honest, Bang is as true and as relevant as tomorrow's headlines, the story of one boy and one moment in time that cannot be reclaimed.

I really enjoyed Barry Lyga's Jasper Dent series, but I worry this one might come off feeling political. I'm interested in checking it out though. What are you waiting on this week? Let me know!


  1. This looks really interesting :) Hope you enjoy when you read it!
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  2. This sounds pretty interesting! I need to read some of Barry Lyga's works!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  3. This actually sounds much more intense than Mafiosa. ;)

  4. That is one heck of an interesting cover! Happy reading and Merry Christmas.

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

  5. Oh this sounds like the sort of book I'd have to prepare myself for, I can see it being intense! Thanks for sharing - have a great week!

  6. Haha...I guess we'll find out. Thanks for stopping by Claire!

  7. Thanks for stopping by Vi! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and a good few weeks since. :)

  8. I think you're probably right. I'm sure it'll be intense and emotional! Thanks for stopping by Liz!