Thursday, June 21, 2012
Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams
Zach was London’s best friend and she was closer with him than she was with anyone. They were the ideal brother and sister duo. Zach was only sixteen when he died. Now, London must face her broken family and world on her own. Her mom hasn’t said a word to her since his death, and her friends have all distanced themselves from her. Trying to build herself back up, London struggles with the two boys in her life: her brother’s best friend and the new boy in town.
I really enjoyed this book. Everyone can relate to the idea of coping with loss, and that is a major theme
represented in this book. This book is stylistically different from other realistic-fiction novels; it does not
have chapters. The text is broken into pieces, the longest being four pages, and the shortest being a sentence. This
makes the book different from others because the pieces are just short thoughts or events from her point of view. It
makes you feel closer to London as a reader.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Leawood, Kansas United States