Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Fixing Delilah

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 15, 2010

Summary from author's website: “We all long for what could have been.”

Things in Delilah Hannaford’s life have a tendency to fall apart. She used to be a good student, but she can’t seem to keep it together anymore. Her “boyfriend” isn’t much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.

Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family’s painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?

Rich with emotion, Fixing Delilah is a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.

I loved Sarah Ockler's Twenty Boy Summer, it was one of my favorite reads of last summer.  It made me cry and laugh and feel so many emotions in between the two. It's a book that stays with you and really makes you think about death and hiw everyone grieves differently.  When I heard about Fixing Delilah, I was excited that I would get to read another book by Ms. Ockler.  Lately, I've been reading a lot more contemporary fiction and can't wait to add Fixing Delilah to the list.

For more information about Fixing Delilah visit Sarah Ockler's website

For more information about upcoming 2010 and 2011 YA contemporary releases visit The Contemps.


  1. This one sounds interesting. I haven't read this author yet, but always read good things about her. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. I've been seeing this one a bunch lately since she just released the cover and everyone seems really excited about it, so I think I need to check this one and Twenty Boy Summer out:)

  3. I hope you enjoy your book!

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  4. Yes. As I read this, I thought the very same thing: This sounds like a good contemporary YA. It's almost a surprise to find out a book in NOT paranormal--and refreshing too. Thanks for the recommend.

  5. I keep hearing about this one, and it sounds so good! Great pick :)

  6. This sound like a book with a lot of heart, but one that might be sad too. I have not hear about this yet but I will be keeping my eyes out for it. Thanks.

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  8. This was my WoW pick this week too! Twenty Boy Summer was such a great novel! It was different from the usual summer read I had been expecting and it made me cry as well. I can't wait to read Ockler's next novel!


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