Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s book:
Title: The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Author: Siobhan Vivian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: April 26, 2016
Summary (from Goodreads): From the critically acclaimed author of The List comes a stunning new novel about a girl who must say goodbye to everything she knows after a storm wreaks havoc on her hometown.
Aberdeen is drowning.
Keeley Hewitt always has a joke to crack. Except there is nothing funny about her life right now. Her hometown of Aberdeen has always been known for flooding, but after one last terrible storm, the entire town has been told they must evacuate by the end of the summer–for good.
How will she say goodbye to everything and everyone she has ever known?
Most of the Aberdeen residents happily take the generous payout and look forward to starting over someplace new. But Keeley’s dad isn’t swayed by the overtures of officials or the sheriff’s threats. He refuses to evacuate their family, and Keeley goes from being the funny girl in school to the last girl in Aberdeen.
As the town empties out, two boys compete for her heart. One is a boy she’s had a crush on forever and the other is one she thinks she could fall in love with. But the water is rising higher and higher, and Keeley is faced with losing everything she’s ever known, and the promise of things she’s only ever wished for.
OMG this book sounds so good! I love how there is a natural disaster in the book that forces citizens to evacuate. I can tell that this book is going to be dramatic and unique, and I can’t wait until April!