Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights those upcoming releases we’re anticipating
This week’s book is *drum roll*:
Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry – March 14th
A girl with Tourette syndrome starts a new school and tries to hide her quirks in this debut middle-grade novel in verse.
Calliope June has Tourette syndrome. Sometimes she can’t control the noises that come out of her mouth, or even her body language. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But soon the kids in her class realize she’s different. Only her neighbor, who is also the class president, sees her as she truly is—a quirky kid, and a good friend. But is he brave enough to take their friendship public?
As Callie navigates school, she must also face her mother’s new relationship and the fact that she might be moving again—just as she’s starting to make friends and finally accept her differences. This story of being true to yourself will speak to a wide audience.
Need I say more? I have this love/hate relationship with books with health issues or characters that have a health condition because I like learning about those but I also suffer a lot with them. What’s also interesting about this book is that it’s a middle grade, which I feel is very important.
Have you heard about this book? Have you read it already? Will you, whenn it comes out next week?