Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Survival Kit

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight books we can't wait for.

The Survival Kit, by Donna Freitas
October 11, 2011
368 pages
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Amazon summary:
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?

I loved Freitas's "This Gorgeous Game," so I'm excited to read her newest book. I adore the cover so much!


  1. Oh, I'm definitely looking forward to this one, too. I like the unexpected addition of a hockey star, and the rest of the summary sounds good too. Also? That cover art rocks. Great pick!

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

  2. Wow, I haven't heard of this book or author! I will be adding this to my list, it sounds so good. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the kind words! I'm following you back! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  3. Oh, and I just have to say... I LOVE the name of your blog! I have a book light graveyard at my house too. I never seem to have a book light anymore because it's either dead or the batteries are dead!

  4. I haven't heard of this one - sounds like it could be a good "finding yourself" kinda read.

    Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

  5. Sounds interesting! New follower here :)

  6. Oooh! I've heard good things about A Gorgeous Game and this one sounds just as good. I like the reflective nature of it.

    Thanks for putting it on my radar. :)

  7. This sounds like a really cute story! And I love the cover! Nice WOW pick:) Thanks for following my blog...I am now following yours as well! :)

  8. Cannot wait for this one - it looks so good.


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