“Waiting on” Wednesday #3

Was ist “WoW”?

“Waiting On” Wednesday ist ein wöchentliches Event, gehosted von Breaking The Spine, dass über Bücher informiert, die noch nicht erschienen sind, auf die wir aber nicht warten können! 🙂

 

Mein “Waiting On”

Diesmal stimmt es nicht ganz, aber dafür gibt es 2 Bücher! 🙂
Und wieso es nicht ganz stimmt? Naja, die beiden Bücher sind gestern schon erschienen.

 

 #1

Positive: A Memoir von Paige Rawl und Ali Benjamin

In this astonishing memoir, Paige tells a story that is both deeply personal and completely universal—one that will resonate deeply with the thousands of children and adults whose lives have been touched by bullying.

Paige Rawl has been HIV positive since birth…but growing up, she never felt like her illness defined her. It never prevented her from entering beauty pageants or playing soccer or making the honor role.

On an unremarkable day in middle school, while attempting to console a friend, Paige disclosed her HIV-positive status—and within hours the bullying began. She was called „PAIDS,“ first in whispers, then out in the open. Her soccer coach joked that she was an asset because opposing team members would be too afraid to touch her. Her guidance counselor told her to stop all the “drama,” and her principal said she couldn’t protect her. One night, desperate for escape, Paige swallowed fifteen sleeping pills—one for each year of her life to date. That could have been the end of her story. Instead, it was only the beginning.

The gripping first-person account of Paige’s life will pull in even the most reluctant readers of nonfiction, and her call to action to choose compassion over cruelty will stay with them long after they turn the last page.

Meine Gedanken, während ich das gelesen habe, waren nicht so positiv. Ich dachte eher: „Ach nee…nichts schon wieder so ein Mitleids-Ding.“ Aber als ich diese kurze Zusammenfassung fertiggelesen hatte, standen mir die Tränen in den Augen.

 

 

#2

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Eighteen-year-old Matthew Turner doesn’t believe in much. Not in family—his is a shambles, after his brother’s suicide. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when the going gets rough. Certainly not in some omnipotent master of heaven and earth, no matter what his girlfriend, Hayden, thinks. In fact, he’s sick of arguing with her about faith. Matt is a devout atheist, unafraid of some Judgment Day designed by decidedly human power brokers to keep the masses in check. He works hard, plays hard, and plans on checking out the same way. But a horrific accident—one of his own making—plunges Matt into a dark, silent place where the only thing he can hear is a rumble, and eventually, a voice. And what it says will call everything Matt has ever disbelieved into question.

Klingt doch echt mystisch, oder? Das finde ich auch! Auch deswegen möchte ich herausfinden, was in dem Buch passiert. 🙂

 

 

Die Hälfte der Woche ist geschafft! Yay! Bis morgen! 😉

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