Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: God is in the Pancakes

"Fifteen-year-old Grace Manning is a candy striper in a nursing home, and Mr. Sands is the one patient who makes the job bearable. He keeps up with her sarcasm, teaches her to play poker . . . and one day cheerfully asks her to help him die. At first Grace says no way, but as Mr. Sands’s disease progresses, she’s not so sure. Grace tries to avoid the wrenching decision by praying for a miracle, stuffing herself with pancakes, and running away from all feelings, including the new ones she has for her best friend Eric. But Mr. Sands is getting worse, and she can’t avoid him forever."

Seriously, how can you not love a book with a title like that?

This one comes out on May 13, 2010

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a real tearjerker. I have students who would love this.

    My Waiting on Wednesday (or Want to Read Wednesday) post is here.