Waiting on Wednesday: My Beautiful Failure

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

Summary from Amazon:

A haunting account of a teen boy who volunteers at a suicide hotline and falls for a troubled caller.

Billy is a sophomore in high school, and twice a week, he volunteers at Listeners, a suicide hotline.

Jenney is an “incoming,” a caller, a girl on the brink.

As her life spirals out of control, Jenney’s calls become more desperate, more frequent. Billy, struggling with the deteriorating relationship with his depressed father, is the only one who understands. Through her pain, he sees hope. Through her tears, he feels her heart. And through her despair, he finds love. But is that enough?

Acclaimed author Janet Ruth Young has written a stunning and powerful story with no easy answers; it is about pain and heartbreak, reality and illusion, and finding redemption and the strength to forgive in the darkest of times.


My Beautiful Failure by Janet Ruth Young will be released by Atheneum Books for Young Readers on November 13, 2012.

This book basically sounds like it was written for me. I’m a little bit terrified that it won’t live up to how excited I am about it, but if it does, I know it will break me in the very best possible way.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


3 Responses to "Waiting on Wednesday: My Beautiful Failure"

  • This sounds really, really good! Adding it to my list. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1 Randi M said this (June 13, 2012 at 9:31 AM)


    2 Anna said this (June 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM)

  • SERIOUSLY need to get this book when it comes out. Wow!

    3 christina said this (June 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM)