Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waiting On: Pieces of Us

Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser
To be published: March 8, 2012

At home in Philly, Alex is angry. Angry at the dad who offed himself rather than stay around; angry at the mom who goes from one guy to the next without a thought for her family. Alex may be a player and a bully, but his little brother Kyle will do anything for his approval.

At home in the suburbs, Katie is Miss Popularity, the golden girl that everyone expects too much of, the one who will always be the prettiest and best in her parents eyes, and everyone else’s. Her shy little sister Julie just wants a bit of the attention that Katie gets so easily.

But during their summers at lake houses in Upstate New York, all four teens have a chance to leave their old identities behind. They can be anything here.

Here, no one knows the truly disturbing nature of Kyle and Alex’s dysfunctional relationship. No one knows that the girl Katie pretends to be is a lie. Julie never worries that Kyle is only spending time with her to get to her prettier sister. And the secrets that are threatening to destroy each of them seem are safe.

But secrets have a way of getting out... {taken from}

I like books with complex characters, what you see is not always what you get.  I have a feeling this story may hold a few surprise elements that might be hard to stomach.. especially with this line in the summary, "Here, no one knows the truly disturbing nature of Kyle and Alex’s dysfunctional relationship." The difficult stuff intrigues me, though, and that is why I have added this one to my to-be-read list for 2012.

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



  1. This sounds quite intriguing, although I'm a little worried about what "dysfunctional" could mean. Can't wait to read it!

  2. I'm definitely intrigued by this one too, I like these type of books every now and then. I have to be in the mood for them but I'm really looking forward to this one. 

  3. I'm intrigued too! now I'm adding this to my list of books for next year!! :D

  4. This book sounds fantastic! I can't wait to read it! Added to my goodreads list... :)

  5. Sounds like it would be really good. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Ooooh, I haven't heard about this one, but it sounds interesting.  I wonder if it'll be told through multiple POVs.  Great pick! :)

  7. I"ve not heard of the book or the author....not sure about this one... but it has me intrigued. Thanks!

  8. I have read about this book before and I think it looks amazing! I can't wait to read it. Great choice.

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