Waiting on Wednesday: Send Me a Sign

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

Summary from Goodreads:

Mia’s used to being the perfect teenager: pretty, popular, smart, caring. But that was before she was diagnosed with leukemia. Now, her father has become Captain Cancer Facts and her mother is obsessed with maintaining Mia’s image. Her maybe-more-than-a-friend, Gyver, is judging her decision not to tell the other cheerleaders that she’s sick. Her life’s about to change and she’s terrified by the loss of control.

Mia’s always been superstitious, but as her body starts to feel like it belongs less to her and more to the doctors and their needles, she becomes irrationally dependent on horoscopes, fortune cookies, and good luck charms. As chemotherapy replaces cheerleading and platelets replace parties, Mia just wants normal back. But despite searching for clues in everything from songs on the radio to her Magic 8 Ball, her future is coming up Outlook not so good.


Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt will be released by Walker Childrens on October 2, 2012.

Oh look! Another cancer book! But I’m still kind of a sucker for them, especially when they are well done. Most of the books I’ve been reading lately have defied the long-held genre standards, and I hope this one will continue to do so.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


6 Responses to "Waiting on Wednesday: Send Me a Sign"

  • I got an ARC of this while I was at TLA a few weeks ago. I will be more than happy to share it with you, let me know. I won’t be reading it for awhile anyhow. I can mail it to LA?

    1 Ginger @ GReads! said this (May 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM)

    • Might take you up on that!! I always love raiding the Ginger book pile, though god knows I’m not lacking in reading material right now 😛

      2 Melanie said this (May 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM)

  • I’m never sure how I’ll feel about cancer books – it takes a special one to make me move beyond my initial ‘flinch.’ Nice pick!

    If you’d like, you can check out my WoW here.

    3 Cecelia said this (May 9, 2012 at 1:48 PM)

    • Definitely can be pretty hit or miss!

      4 Melanie said this (May 9, 2012 at 4:16 PM)

  • Cancer books make me sad, but I am strangely drawn to them, too. Especially after my uncle’s dealings with it. But that cover is beautiful and it sounds like a super compelling read. One that, NATURALLY, will make me cry.

    5 Jen said this (May 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM)

    • I think that kind of reading is both harder after something personal and also more helpful for processing. Sometimes a good cry is just what you need, and sometimes it’s a bit too overwhelming =/

      6 Melanie said this (May 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM)