Originally coming from the Breaking The Spine blog, Waiting on Wednesday allows me to talk about a book I just can’t wait to get my hands on !
Don’t forget to tell me about the book you’re eager to read, this week, in comments!
What We Left Behind
, Robin Talley
Expected publication : October 27th 2015
Publisher : Harlequin Teen
From the critically acclaimed author of Lies We Tell Ourselves comes an emotional, empowering story of what happens when love isn’t enough to conquer all.
Toni and Gretchen are the couple everyone envied in high school. They’ve been together forever. They never fight. They’re deeply, hopelessly in love. When they separate for their first year at college—Toni to Harvard and Gretchen to NYU—they’re sure they’ll be fine. Where other long-distance relationships have fallen apart, their relationship will surely thrive.
The reality of being apart, however, is a lot different than they expected. As Toni, who identifies as genderqueer, falls in with a group of transgender upperclassmen and immediately finds a sense of belonging that has always been missing, Gretchen struggles to remember who she is outside their relationship.
While Toni worries that Gretchen, who is not trans, just won’t understand what is going on, Gretchen begins to wonder where she fits in Toni’s life. As distance and Toni’s shifting gender identity begins to wear on their relationship, the couple must decide—have they grown apart for good, or is love enough to keep them together?
I can never thank Josie enough for this great discovery. More than a gorgeous cover, What we left behind gives us what seems like a very emotional story about long-distance relationships, growing apart, and simply growing up to find out where you belong, and who you are exactly. I’m really excited to read this one!
Would you like to read What we left behind? Why, or why not? Share your thoughts in comments! 🙂