Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is Wherever You Go by Heather Davis, coming November 14 from Harcourt Children's Books.
Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. The fact that she has to spend most of her free time caring for her little sister and Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather doesn’t help. But Holly has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob’s ghost is watching over her. He isn’t happy when he sees his best friend, Jason, reach out to help Holly with her grandfather—but as a ghost, he can do nothing to stop it. Is his best friend really falling for his girlfriend?
As Holly wonders whether to open her heart to Jason, the past comes back to haunt her. Her grandfather claims to be communicating with the ghost of Rob. Could the messages he has for Holly be real? And if so, how can the loved ones Rob left behind help his tortured soul make it to the other side?
Told from the perspectives of Holly, Jason, and Rob, Wherever You Go is is a poignant story about making peace with the past, opening your heart to love, and finding the courage to move forward into the light.
My Thoughts: This one sounds like it's one of those contemporary books with just a touch of supernatural to it. I am loving the ghost angle of this one, and how big a role it seems to play while still letting all the characters just... be. Yes, we'll get Rob's perspective who is a ghost and yet, I think it will be very human and real, and likely very emotion and engaging. This one isn't necessarily a unique concept, but I am completely digging the way Heather is spinning it and the multiple perspectives of it. The cover, too, is beautiful, and I really love the pensive look on the girl's face with a little worry mixed in. The color scheme of it somehow does make me think of ghosts a little, and is still just catchy all around.