Waiting on Wednesday: All These Lives

On another edition of Breaking the Spine’s awesome meme, we’re talking about risks and rebellion:

Sixteen-year-old Dani is convinced she has nine lives. As a child she twice walked away from situations where she should have died. But Dani’s twin, Jena, isn’t so lucky. She has cancer and might not even be able to keep her one life. Dani’s father is in denial. Her mother is trying to hold it together and prove everything’s normal. And Jena is wasting away.

To cope, Dani sets out to rid herself of all her extra lives. Maybe they’ll be released into the universe and someone who wants to live more than she does will get one. Someone like Jena. But just when Dani finds herself at the breaking point, she’s faced with a startling realization. Maybe she doesn’t have nine lives after all. Maybe she really only ever had one.

Much like last week’s pick, this novel has crawled under my skin and refuses to leave. I’m really interested in Dani’s search for her identity and the meaning of her life, and can’t wait to read all about it.

Go visit Sarah Wylie at her blog and follow her on Twitter @sarah_why.

You can also check out All These Lives on Goodreads and pre-order it on Amazon and Book Depository. All These Lives will be released on June 5, 2012.


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