“Waiting On” Wednesday – Hold Fast

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My can’t-wait-to-read book of the week is:

Cover image and summary from goodreads.com. Cover links to goodreads book page.

Hold Fast

By Blue Balliet
Publication date: March 1st, 2013


From NYT bestselling author Blue Balliett, the story of a girl who falls into Chicago’s shelter system, and from there must solve the mystery of her father’s strange disappearance.

Where is Early’s father? He’s not the kind of father who would disappear. But he’s gone . . . and he’s left a whole lot of trouble behind.

As danger closes in, Early, her mom, and her brother have to flee their apartment. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to move into a city shelter. Once there, Early starts asking questions and looking for answers. Because her father hasn’t disappeared without a trace. There are patterns and rhythms to what’s happened, and Early might be the only one who can use them to track him down and make her way out of a very tough place.

With her signature, singular love of language and sense of mystery, Blue Balliett weaves a story that takes readers from the cold, snowy Chicago streets to the darkest corner of the public library, on an unforgettable hunt for deep truths and a reunited family.

Okay, so, technically, this book’s already been released. BUT, I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, so I’m still going to count it. Why am I so excited for this book? Welll… I love Blue Balliet’s writing style! She’s amazing at writing (middle-grade) mysteries that actually make the READER think. I can’t wait to read this one!

What’s your “Waiting On” book for the week?

2 thoughts on ““Waiting On” Wednesday – Hold Fast

  1. Ooh, that’s high praise for an author. I wasn’t too interested in this book until I read why you want to read it. Now I think I want to read one of Blue Balliet’s books too!

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