Waiting On Wednesday: The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson


"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! 

Title: The Lucky Ones 
Author: Liz Lawson 
Genre: YA Contemporary  
Publisher: Delacorte Press 
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020


Summary: May is a survivor. But she doesn't feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn't know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one gets what she went through--no one saw and heard what she did. No one can possibly understand how it feels to be her.

Zach lost his old life when his mother decided to defend the shooter. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends bailed, and now he spends his time hanging out with his little sister...and the one faithful friend who stuck around. His best friend is needy and demanding, but he won't let Zach disappear into himself. Which is how Zach ends up at band practice that night. The same night May goes with her best friend to audition for a new band.
Which is how May meets Zach. And how Zach meets May. And how both might figure out that surviving could be an option after all.

I don't like to have to say it, but books like this are needed now to bring awareness to the tragedy that is school shootings. I can tell this is going to be a story of guilt and "Why not me?" but also one of growing and becoming so much stronger in the wake of something so upsetting. I'm really looking forward to reading this! 

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