Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday (8)

You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith
Available May 19, 2009

Emma Healy has never fit in with the rest of her family. She's grown used to being the only ordinary one among her rather extraordinary parents and siblings. But when she finds a birth certificate for a twin brother she never knew she had, along with a death certificate dated just two days later, she feels like a part of her has been justified in never feeling quite whole. Suddenly it seems important to visit his grave, to set off in search of her missing half. When her next-door neighbor Peter Finnegan -- who has a quiet affinity for maps and a desperate wish to escape their small town -- ends up coming along for the ride, Emma thinks they can't possibly have anything in common. But as they head from upstate New York toward North Carolina, driving a beat-up and technically stolen car and picking up a stray dog along the way, they find themselves learning more and more about each other. Neither is exactly sure what they're looking for, but with each passing mile, each new day of this journey, they seem to be getting much closer to finding it.

This book sounds so amazing, I just (just!) read The Comeback Season and it was fantastic (expect a review, hopefully, tomorrow!). So, I really can't wait for this one, it just sounds so amazing. I can't wait to read it! Plus I love the little details about the cover that make it what it is. The transparent map at the top, the pin in the title and the funky car, it's just a real breath-taking cover.


  1. I love the cover as well. this book sounds amazing, and I really loved The Comeback Season as well. :)

    Mines posted here! And here:


  2. Haven't read the comeback season but this looks absolutly wonderful! I will have to go look the other book up :D



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