Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
Release date: December 1st, 2010
Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart.
She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition. Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family's painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?
Rich with emotion, Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.
The premise of this book sounds absolutely amazing to me. I find the idea of a girl who used to be a good student but is now kind of straying from that path to be an intriguing idea. I've already heard people praise this novel very highly, and know lots of people who love Sarah's first novel, Twenty Boy Summer, which I own but have yet to read. I also have to say that I'm a huge fan of this cover (as well as that for Twenty Boy Summer). The colors will pop out on the bookshelf, and the taped up paper doll creates interest.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
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