Waiting on Wednesday: The Survival Kit

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

Summary from Amazon:

When Rose’s mom dies, she leaves behind a brown paper bag labeled Rose’s Survival Kit. Inside the bag, Rose finds an iPod, with a to-be-determined playlist; a picture of peonies, for growing; a crystal heart, for loving; a paper star, for making a wish; and a  paper kite, for letting go.

As Rose ponders the meaning of each item, she finds herself returning again and again to an unexpected source of comfort. Will is her family’s gardener, the school hockey star, and the only person who really understands what she’s going through. Can loss lead to love?


The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas will be released by FSG BYR on October 11, 2011. (11/11/11 would have been way cooler, but I’m glad we don’t have to wait an extra month to buy this one.)

I really enjoyed This Gorgeous Game, and I’m looking forward to another book by Freitas. This book sounds like it might have some elements of Amy and Roger and Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes; if that’s the case, I’m sure I’ll love it and be an emotional mess while reading it.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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