Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Waiting on Wednesday [20]

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When You Were Here 
by Daisy Whitney
Expected Publication: 4th June 2013

From Goodreads:

Filled with humor, raw emotion, a strong voice, and a brilliant dog named Sandy Koufax, When You Were Here explores the two most powerful forces known to man-death and love. Daisy Whitney brings her characters to life with a deft touch and resonating authenticity. 

Danny's mother lost her five-year battle with cancer three weeks before his graduation-the one day that she was hanging on to see.

Now Danny is left alone, with only his memories, his dog, and his heart-breaking ex-girlfriend for company. He doesn't know how to figure out what to do with her estate, what to say for his Valedictorian speech, let alone how to live or be happy anymore.

When he gets a letter from his mom's property manager in Tokyo, where she had been going for treatment, it shows a side of his mother he never knew. So, with no other sense of direction, Danny travels to Tokyo to connect with his mother's memory and make sense of her final months, which seemed filled with more joy than Danny ever knew. There, among the cherry blossoms, temples, and crowds, and with the help of an almost-but-definitely-not Harijuku girl, he begins to see how it may not have been ancient magic or mystical treatment that kept his mother going. Perhaps, the secret of how to live lies in how she died.

Does this, or does this not, sound very cool?! I mean strong characters, strong emotion, humour and a dog.. What could possibly go wrong with that combination? I love the cover and I love the synopsis. I can't wait for this book!


  1. This book had me a brilliant dog! lol

    Beth @ YA Vixens
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  2. This sounds really good. Thanks for the suggestion! Please check out my WoW!

  3. This sounds really good! Great pick. I'll have to check it out when it comes out.
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  4. I can't wait for this one either! It looks awesome! Great pick :)

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