Apr 11, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where we highlight some of the upcoming books we can't wait to read!

Emily's Waiting on:


Title: When Elephants Fly
Author: Nancy Richardson Fischer
Genre: YA contemporary
Publisher: Harlequin Teen 
Publication Date: Sept. 4th, 2018

Summary: T. Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve-year plan: avoid stress, drugs, alcohol and boyfriends, and take regular psych quizzes administered by her best friend, Sawyer, to make sure she's not developing schizophrenia.Genetics are not on Lily's side. 
When she was seven, her mother, who had paranoid schizophrenia, tried to kill her. And a secret has revealed that Lily's odds are even worse than she thought. Still, there's a chance to avoid triggering the mental health condition, if Lily can live a careful life from ages eighteen to thirty, when schizophrenia most commonly manifests.
But when a newspaper internship results in Lily witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her three-week-old calf, Swifty, Lily can't abandon the story or the calf. With Swifty in danger of dying from grief, Lily must choose whether to risk everything, including her sanity and a first love, on a desperate road trip to save the calf's life, perhaps finding her own version of freedom along the way. 

This book immediately caught eye. As the summary describes, Lily is trying her hardest to stick to her plan and avoid triggering her schizophrenia. Anything that has to do with mental health is something I'm extremely interested in. I love the "finding your true self" motto that has been popping up in books, that someone is willing to go against everything they had planned just to do what they feel is right . It's a huge motivational push for the character and readers alike. Let us know your thoughts on this books and others your waiting for!

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