Spotlight Sunday is a day to highlight something, anything you enjoy, as long as it pertains to books somehow. There’s likely going to be no rhyme or reason to the spotlights, just what I feel like. If you have some theme you’d like to see me talk about, don’t hesitate to leave a comment and let me know!
WILD by Hannah Moskowitz
Zack Ramos is training for two things: being a parent to his twelve-year-old sister once his mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s (the same kind he and his sister each have a 50% chance of developing–but let’s not think about that) progresses too far, and running a one hundred mile race through the mountains of Tennessee. His support system is longtime girlfriend Jordan Jonas, who’s sweet, sarcastic, and entirely virtual. They’ve been talking for years but still have never met in person. Because Jordan, it turns out, was still waiting for the right time to tell him that she’s Deaf.
The revelation brings them closer together, and Zack throws himself into learning sign language and trying to navigate their way through their different cultures. But with the stress of a tumultuous relationship, a new language, a sick mother, and his uncertain future, there’s going to be a breaking point…and it might be out there in the Tennessee wild.
From the author of critically-acclaimed books like TEETH, BREAK, and A HISTORY OF GLITTER AND BLOOD comes a story about what happens when love takes you off the beaten track…way, way off.
Why I Chose to Spotlight This:
Hannah Moskowitz is an amazing author and person, who I enjoy following and interacting with on social media, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to feature her and this new book for the first Spotlight Sunday.
Just reading the blurb, I am so intrigued by how this story will play out. It deals with several sensitive topics, and I can’t wait to see how the characters handle everything. The main character, Zack, is clearly under a lot of pressure in his personal life, forced to take on the role of parent to his younger sister due to their mother’s debilitating illness. Will he crack under the pressure? Will he hold steady and come out of this even stronger? How will he deal when other aspects of his life change? I already feel for this boy and want to protect him from pain.
As I said, I follow the author on social media, so I have seen the occasional update and teasers from her, which have only made me itch to have this even more. Finally the day has come and we can all get it!
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