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The Sound of Letting Go: A Review + Author Interview

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe (website | twitter) Publication Date: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Viking Children’s Pages: 400 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: books written in verse, autism, female trumpet player Format Read: ARC received from the author. Summary: Daisy’s family life is very complicated as they are constantly on pins and needles around her younger […]

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February 6, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Stasia - Thanks so much for hosting me here at Rather Be Reading, and for your kind comments, Alexa & Lucy. Most importantly…CONGRATS on the new bundle of joy, Magan!!!! — Stasia

February 4, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Alexa S. - What a beautiful review, M! The way you write about THE SOUND OF LETTING GO makes me definitely want to read it, and soon. I love a story that can really make you feel for the main character, and this sounds like one.

I also loved your interview with Stasia! Her answers and your questions are both very thoughtful, and I loved reading it all. Definitely added to my excitement about this book!

February 4, 2014 - 11:20 am

Lucy @ The Reading Date - I’m so excited this book is finally out this week! I love emotional reads (and verse novels!) so this is right up my alley. I’m anxiously waiting for my library hold to come in, though your Buy It rating (and that pretty cover) is tempting me to pre-order.

Lovely interview, ladies!

Magan: Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams

Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams Release Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Target Audience: Young Adult Pages: 352 Format read: ARC received from ALA (Thank you!) Summary: London’s best friend is her brother Zach; it has always been the two of them as their family has moved across the world as missionaries. When […]

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June 18, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Books like this one are right up my alley. Plus, it sounds amazing. I tend to love stories that deal with families and heartbreak, and this one has that element to it (or so it seems from your review!)

May 20, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Magan - Thanks, Katie! I plan to sit here and read as much as I can today. I NEED this whole day to just dive into these author’s worlds. I hope I finish my current read (Timepiece) so I can dive into one of the three you listed. I don’t know how I’ll decide which to read next. 🙂

May 20, 2012 - 11:17 am

Katie @ BlookGirl - Revived is definitely on my TBR List! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it 🙂 I saw Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour at Barnes & Noble yesterday and thought it sounded really fun! This Lullaby is one of my favorite Sarah Dessen novels. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

My book haul: http://www.BlookGirl.com/book-blog/mission-acquired/158-may-19-2012

May 19, 2012 - 6:29 am

Lori - I’ve read two books by Carol Lynch Williams and really enjoyed them. Now I’m even more anxious to read this one. I love emotional stories and verse novels so this sounds perfect for me! Fantastic review.

May 18, 2012 - 5:59 pm

elena - I’m not really the biggest fan of verse novels but you’ve convinced me with the comparison to The Sky Is Everywhere! LOVE that book and if this book is anything like it, it will be amazing. 😀

May 18, 2012 - 5:51 pm

VeganYANerds - Fantastic review, Mags! Being written in verse about something emotional definitely doesn’t put me off this book, in fact I want to read it even more! It went on my to-read list when you recommended it to me on twitter but now I can really understand why you suggested it.

May 18, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Aneeqah - I’ve been kind of back and forth about whether I should read this book. I think I’ll at least add it to my TBR, so I can get around it sometime. Sometimes, a deep emotional read is perfect on occasion. I’m not usually a huge fan of these types of books though, but I think that I’ll like this one, even though it seems like there’s a love triangle in this book [which I am definitely NOT a fan of]. Fabulous review, Magan! =)

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

May 18, 2012 - 9:50 am

Eva, The Book Stoner - The free verse thing didn’t work for me. It was also too dramatic for my taste, but I’m glad you like it. I don’t know why but I just really like reading good reviews of those books I didn’t like or finish. Weird. 🙂