Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that readers are eagerly anticipating. I’ve decided to get in on the fun, so here’s my selection for this week:

The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
I love stories like this, where someone has to take over another person’s identity. It’s the best way to discover someone’s secrets. This book summary actually reminds me of a book I read in middle school by Caroline B. Cooney called Twins. I loved that book (or at least I remember loving it … I was pretty young when I read it), so I think I’ll love The Secrets We Keep, also!
Authors: Trisha Leaver
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: April 28, 2015

A girl takes over her twin sister’s identity in this emotionally charged page-turner about the complicated bond between sisters.

Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy’s shadows, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she’s chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy’s world.

When—after a heated argument—Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she is Maddy. Feeling responsible for Maddy’s death and everyone’s grief, Ella makes a split-second decision to pretend to be Maddy. Soon, Ella realizes that Maddy’s life was full of secrets. Caught in a web of lies, Ella is faced with two options—confess her deception or live her sister’s life.

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