Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick I have chosen
by Lane Davis
which will be released on 4th September 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers.
Who’s to blame when bullying leads to suicide?
A gripping exploration of crucial importance seeks answers in and out of the courtroom.After years of abuse from her classmates, and thinking she had no other options, Leslie took her own life. Now her abusers are dealing with the fallout. In the eyes of the accused girls, they are not to blame: Leslie chose to take her life. She chose to be the coward they always knew she was.
As criminal proceedings examine the systematic cyber bullying and harassment that occurred, the girls vow to keep their stories straight and make Leslie seem weak. But as the events leading up to her death unfold, it becomes clear that although Leslie took her own life, her bullies took everything else.
Told in alternating perspectives and through well-paced flashbacks, this timely novel sheds light on both the victims of bullying and the consequences bullies face.
I have only recently come across this book but I just had to include it as my WoW pick for this week. I wouldn’t say I’m excited to read it – it’s a story about a teenager’s suicide after all – but I think this kind of book, if it’s done right, could help teenagers discuss bullying and the fact that they may be being bullied, which can only be a good thing and a step in the right direction to getting some help. I look forward to its release and reading what is sure to be a heart-breaking story.
What is your WoW pick for this week? I would love to hear!