Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Sign Language by Amy Ackley

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight an upcoming release that we're excited about.  This week I'm waiting on Sign Language by Amy Ackley.

 Twelve-year-old Abby North’s first hint that something is really wrong with her dad is how long it’s taking him to recover from what she thought was routine surgery. Soon, the thing she calls “It” has a real name: cancer. Before, her biggest concerns were her annoying brother, the crush unaware of her existence, and her changing feelings for her best friend, Spence, the boy across the street. Now, her mother cries in the shower, her father is exhausted, and nothing is normal anymore. Amy Ackley’s impressive debut is wrenching, heartbreaking, and utterly true.

I wonder why it's called Sign Language?  I'll have to wait to find out.  This sounds like a realistic look at how hard illness can be on an entire family.  It's not just that someone you love is sick, but all the effects of that as well.

Sign Language will be available August 18th.


  1. The cover art must be she feels like she's "behind the eight ball!" Sure hope this book's as good as it appears to be!

  2. This does sound awesome...can't wait to learn more.

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  3. It looks good. I like the cover. I'll have to check it out soon.


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