It’s that time again – time for Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine…where we let everyone know what unreleased book(s) we are dying to read!
The cover of this book just makes me so happy…it’s a middle grade novel, but I’m chomping at the bit to get a chance to read it!
Release Date: February 6, 2014
Genres: Middle Grade, Fiction, Contemporary
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” meets Because of Winn Dixie in this inspiring story of hope.
August “Auggie” Jones lives with her Grandpa Gus, a trash hauler, in a poor part of town. So when her wealthy classmate’s father starts the House Beautification Committee, it’s homes like Auggie’s that are deemed “in violation.” Auggie is determined to prove that she is not as run-down as the outside of her house might suggest. Using the kind of items Gus usually hauls to the scrap heap, a broken toaster becomes a flower; church windows turn into a rainbow walkway; and an old car gets new life as spinning whirligigs. What starts out as a home renovation project becomes much more as Auggie and her grandpa discover a talent they never knew they had—and redefine a whole town’s perception of beauty, one recycled sculpture at a time. Auggie’s talent for creating found art will remind readers that one girl’s trash really is another girl’s treasure.
I’m not entirely sure of the exact reason I’m so excited for this book. I just have a feeling that it’s going to be one of those feel-good, sweet books that a person needs to read once in a while. Plus, look at that cover! I love it so much! I’m hoping my kids will feel as excited for this release as me, then I’ll pick it up for them so we can all read it together!
Is there a book that you are absolutely *dying* to read? Link me up in the comments, I’d love to see!