Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.
This week I’m eagerly awaiting:
The End or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis
Expected Release Date: May 1, 2014
Emmy’s best friend Kim had promised to visit from the afterlife after she died. But so far Kim hasn’t shown up even once. Emmy blames herself for not believing hard enough. Finally, as the one-year anniversary of Kim’s death approaches, Emmy is visited by a ghost—but it’s not Kim. It’s Emmy’s awful dead science teacher.
Emmy can’t help but think that she’s failed at being a true friend. But as more ghosts appear, she starts to realize that she’s not alone in her pain. Kim would have wanted her to move forward—and to do that, Emmy needs to start letting go.
(summary via Goodreads)
There are certainly no shortage of books with characters who see dead people, but this one looks like it’s going to be pretty sweet. I’m all about a well-executed novel about moving on from loss and dealing with grief, and if the magical realism is done well, I’ll be a happy camper.
What are you waiting on this week?