Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Waiting on Waiting: The Summer of May by Cecilia Galante


Galante’s bittersweet story of a troubled 13-year-old stars spunky Maeve (May) O’Toole, who holds a lot of grudges. May’s most recent target is her English teacher, “Movado the Avocado,” who she blames for having to repeat English in summer school. Spending her mornings prepping and painting the classroom wall she defaced during the school year and doing writing assignments for her teacher, May has a lot of time to think. She broods about all the things that make her mad and about all the people who have abandoned her: her old group of friends; her father, who now works double shifts and is hardly ever home; and her grandmother, who spends her days in bed. But mostly May thinks about the mother she will never see again. The summer takes some unexpected turns as May discovers previously unseen sides of Miss Movado and learns that they have something profound in common. Brimming with emotion and insight into adolescent rage, Galante’s prose investigates the impact of loss and the importance of making amends.

It has been published yesterday, April 26th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. It was Middle Grade book. Actually it was available in grab galley. But I did not paid attention. So it's expired now. Whereas I just read the fourth chapter. I wish I can read the rest of them

What are you waiting this Wednesday?
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"Waiting" On Wednesday is a weekly meme that hosted by Breaking The Spine