I’ve seen similar posts on other blogs, so I wanted to join in! Anyway, Wishlust is where I will post a few books that are on my infinitely long Amazon wishlist. By infinitely long, I mean almost 600 books! Hopefully, you will find a book or two that seem interesting to you. =)
Walk Softly, Rachel – Kate Banks
Fourteen-year-old Rachel remembers little about her brother, Jake, except that he died in a car accident when she was seven and he was seventeen. Her parents rarely talk about him, but his presence in the family can be felt and his room has been left untouched. It’s by means of Jake’s journal that Rachel begins to know her brother and learns that his death was a suicide. With candor and humor, Rachel filters Jake’s anguished journal entries through her own experiences – her relationship with her parents and grandmother; the departure of her best friend, Adrian; and her growing involvement with the likable son of family friends who may be as troubled as Jake. In unraveling her family’s secret and examining her own shortcomings, Rachel gains sympathy for her parents, realizing that they are all survivors.
Kate Banks explores inner lives with exquisite sensitivity and precision. Sometimes funny, often sad, but painfully true, Walk Softly, Rachel is a story of love, loss, and letting go.
The Way He Lived – Emily Wing Smith
Sometimes being true to yourself means sacrificing everything…
Joel Espen could never be who he really was in the small town of Haven. Still, there was always something different about him. Sixteen years old. Green eyes that could see right into your heart. A selfless need to save people. Even the way he died reflected the way he lived: helping others. But how are you supposed to just go on living like normal after suddenly losing your brother . . . your best friend . . . your first love?
As the six teens who were closest to Joel try to find the meaning behind his death, they begin to realize that tragedy can sometimes set you free—by revealing who you truly are.
Ordinary Ghosts – Eireann Corrigan
Sometimes when life haunts you, you’re better off becoming the ghost. Emil Simon feels invisible enough. He counts as a nonentity at his elite preparatory school and makes barely a dent in his father’s thoughts. When his older brother runs away, he entrusts Emil with a master key to Caramoor Academy. Soon Emil is sneaking into the school at night to explore … and falling for a faculty daughter who sneaks in for reasons of her own. This is a novel about living with disappearances… and willing yourself to appear.