Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on
By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery
Publication Date: October 8th, 2019
An honest reflection on cultural identify, class, and gentrification. Fans of Nic Stone and Elizabeth Acevedo will eagerly anticipate Torrey.
On the day Torrey officially becomes a college freshman, he gets a call that might force him to drop out before he’s even made it through orientation: the bee farm his beloved uncle Miles left him after his tragic death is being foreclosed on.
Torrey would love nothing more than to leave behind the family and neighborhood that’s bleeding him dry. But he still feels compelled to care for the project of his uncle’s heart. As the farm heads for auction, Torrey precariously balances choosing a major and texting Gabriel—the first boy he ever kissed—with the fight to stop his uncle’s legacy from being demolished. But as notice letters pile up and lawyers appear at his dorm, dividing himself between family and future becomes impossible unless he sacrifices a part of himself.
The premise of this book sounds incredible. There is nothing harder than having to make a choice between your own path to happiness and your devotion to your family. You’re caught between a rock and a hard place because while you want to make strides as an individual, you’re also aware of how your actions affect your family. It’s complicated and I can’t wait to see how Torrey navigates his new predicament.
What’s your most anticipated book?