Waiting on Wednesday: Paper Things

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

When forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chose her big brother. There’s just one problem—Gage doesn’t actually have a place to live.

When Ari’s mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. So when nineteen-year-old Gage decides he can no longer live with their bossy guardian, Janna, Ari knows she has to go with him. But it’s been two months, and Gage still hasn’t found them an apartment. He and Ari have been "couch surfing," staying with Gage’s friend in a tiny apartment, crashing with Gage’s girlfriend and two roommates, and if necessary, sneaking into a juvenile shelter to escape the cold Maine nights. But all of this jumping around makes it hard for Ari to keep up with her schoolwork, never mind her friendships, and getting into Carter starts to seem impossible. Will Ari be forced to break one of her promises to Mama? Told in an open, authentic voice, this nuanced story of hiding in plain sight may have readers thinking about homelessness in a whole new way.

I already know where this book is going but I'm pretty sure the journey is going to get me crying. The promise of seeing homelessness in a whole new way also has me interested and a little apprehensive (in a good way) to read Paper Things.

Release Date: February 10th 2015

What book are you eagerly waiting on?


  1. It sounds really interesting. Now I'm waiting too!

    - Love, Felicia
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  2. I feel like there aren't that many books out there that deal with homelessness even though it is a problem in our society and it does happen. This book sounds like it is going to be good and emotional. Thanks for sharing!

    1. So true. I've only read one book about homelessness in my whole life and that doesn't feel right. It's such a huge issue that should be written more about.

  3. Huh I've never heard of this one before but the cover looks hella cute!


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