Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.

This week I am waiting on Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas (July 2, 2015)

Summary From Good Reads

In a stunning literary debut, two boys on opposite ends of the world begin an unlikely friendship that will change their lives forever.

Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times—as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.

A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, this debut is powerful, dark and humorous in equal measure. These extraordinary voices bring readers into the hearts and minds of two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.

Why I'm Waiting

This book sounds really interesting,  I love how a modern relationship is being forged through letters.  Remember having pen-pals?  The excitement of getting a letter from your friend in the mail.  I'm really looking forward to reading this book, to see modern kids bond through the written word.  More specifically the written word not on a computer or phone screen.  There's something magical about receiving a long letter, maybe it's because more thought went into it than typing up an email, or you let more of yourself show then having a texting conversation.  I can't wait to see what Leah Thomas does with this.


  1. I actually still have pen pals! And I love it! :D So, this is one that I definitely want to read! Great pick!
    Here's my WoW

  2. Wow, this is one of a few really strange, but awesome sounding, books I've come across today! I hope this one is as great as it sounds. I didn't even know you COULD be allergic to electricity. Now I have to look this up.

  3. This one sounds totally strange and yet I want to read it. Great book.

    Here's mine

    Also, be sure to check out my $30 giveaway on Amazon here