Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is The Girls of No Return by Erin Saldan, coming February 28, 2012 from Arthur A. Levine Books.
The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area stretches across two million acres in northern Idaho. In its heart sits the Alice Marshall School, where fifty teenage girls come to escape their histories and themselves.
Lida Wallace has tried to negate herself in every way possible. At Alice Marshall, she meets Elsa Boone, a fierce native Idahoan; Jules, who seems too healthy to belong at the school; and Gia Longchamps, whose glamour entrances the entire camp. As the girls prepare for a wilderness trek, Lida is both thrilled and terrified to be chosen as Gia's friend. But everyone has their secrets--their "Things" they try to protect; and when those come out, the knives do as well.
THE GIRLS OF NO RETURN is a bold and powerful debut.
My Thoughts: Girls, knives and redemption? Of course. And. YES PLEASE. I mean seriously. I didn't even need to read the rest of this summary, but then I did. And I want. I cannot even predict what this one will totally be about, but I want to know about the "Things" and I want to know exactly why the knives come out and, well, who dies. Or gets injured. Call me morbid but, you know you want to know too. Then there's the eerie nature of this cover, the sense of nothingness she is rowing into, and I love the font of the actual title. So. Yes. I want.