“Waiting” On Wednesday: The Loose Ends List

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

The Loose Ends List - Carrie FirestoneThe Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publication date: June 7th 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Add on: Goodreads

Seventeen-year-old Maddie O’Neill Levine lives a charmed life, and is primed to spend the perfect pre-college summer with her best friends and young-at-heart socialite grandmother (also Maddie’s closest confidante), tying up high school loose ends. Maddie’s plans change the instant Gram announces that she is terminally ill and has booked the family on a secret “death with dignity” cruise ship so that she can leave the world in her own unconventional way – and give the O’Neill clan an unforgettable summer of dreams-come-true in the process.

Soon, Maddie is on the trip of a lifetime with her over-the-top family. As they travel the globe, Maddie bonds with other passengers and falls for Enzo, who is processing his own grief. But despite the laughter, headiness of first love, and excitement of glamorous destinations, Maddie knows she is on the brink of losing Gram. She struggles to find the strength to say good-bye in a whirlwind summer shaped by love, loss, and the power of forgiveness.

Okay, I admit, the reason why I was first drawn to this book was because of the adorably colourful cover. But the story really sounds like a sweet and heartfelt summer read, too. So basically, a win-win situation!

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Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

9 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: The Loose Ends List”

  1. This sounds like a fun but heartwrenching trip. I love stories that center on grandmother/granddaughter relationships!

  2. LOL I was just thinking oh what a pretty cover! Cover is so dang important.

  3. I keep seeing this one pop up in my feed. I do love a good road trip/travel book. It’s not on my buy list yet but I may have to add it.

  4. sydneyeditor1 says: Reply

    Goodness, isn’t this sad and wonderful at the same time? HEre’s mine: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2016/05/25/wow-city-dreaming/

  5. This is the first I’ve heard about this book and I’m hooked. I have a really special relationship with my grandmother since she’s the one who raised me since I was born. I think this would be a heart-wrenching read but I still really want to read it. Thanks for sharing! Here’s my WOW: The Leaving

  6. This sounds like one of those books that make you laugh and cry. Enjoy!

  7. I haven’t heard of this one, but it sounds good, and I love that cover. Great pick!
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  8. Oh, I’ve not heard of this one! DUDE! Only a few more weeks until you can dig in. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a lovely week. =)

    Check out my WoW post!

  9. Ooh, this sounds so good! I’m pretty depressed already about her grandmother–because I got so excited in the first paragraph about her. That cover is really going to pop on the shelf, too! Fingers crossed it’s awesome! 😀

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