Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on
The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman
Publication Date: July 30th, 2018
The last thing Elise wants is to start her senior year in a new town. But after her brother’s death in Afghanistan, she and her mother move from San Francisco to a sleepy coastal village.
When Elise meets Mati, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Mati is new to town too, visiting the U.S. with his family. Over the course of the summer, their relationship begins to blossom, and what starts out as a friendship becomes so much more.
But as Elise and Mati grow closer, her family becomes more and more uncomfortable with their relationship, and their concerns all center on one fact—Mati is Afghan.
Beautifully written, utterly compelling, and ultimately hopeful, THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US asks—how brave can you be when your relationship is questioned by everyone you love?
Shout out to Marie for getting me hyped about this book. The Impossibility of Us sounds like a perfect Summer contemporary. I especially love that, as Mati and Elise grow closer so does her understanding of his culture, and with that, we’ll hopefully get to explore the issues of racism and the prejudices individuals from different cultures face.
What’s your most anticipated book?