Waiting on Wednesday: Counting Backwards

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Summary from Goodreads:

When troubled Taylor Truwell is caught with a stolen car and lands in court for resisting arrest, her father convinces the judge of an alternative to punishment: treatment in a juvenile psychiatric correctional facility. Sunny Meadows is anything but the easy way out, and Taylor has to fight hard just to hold on to her sanity as she battles her parents, her therapist, and vicious fellow patients. But even as Taylor struggles to hold on to her stubborn former self, she finds herself relenting as she lets in two unlikely friends-Margo, a former child star and arsonist, and AJ, a mysterious boy who doesn’t speak. In this striking debut, Laura Lascarso weaves together a powerful story of anger and self-destruction, hope and love.


Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso will be released by Atheneum Books for Young Readers on August 14, 2012.

As usual, I’m excited to read a book that explores mental illness, particularly in an institutional setting.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


2 Responses to "Waiting on Wednesday: Counting Backwards"

  • I don’t read much contemporary (need to work on that) but this sounds interesting.

    1 Kristina D said this (January 18, 2012 at 8:12 AM)

  • I’m excitedly waiting on this one too! It’s on my ‘must read’ list of contemps for the year, I love books with mentally addled or unreliable narrators, and am excited as well to see this explored in an institutional setting.

    2 Heidi said this (January 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM)