Welcome to a brand-new Waiting on Wednesday~ This week my OMG I NEED THIS book is by Sarah Dessen. Her newest which is coming out next week.
I must confess that I still have her previous book still waiting for me to continue reading, but I just wasn’t a fan of the first part and then stopped reading it. I guess I should continue it, maybe during my vacation time.
I am very excited about this new book, the summer theme, the mom who died, a big family and finding out more about her mom, where does one belong, and then there is romance. I always love some romance, or a lot of it depending on the kind of book. I am curious about Saylor (that name though)/Emma and I can’t wait to meet her in this book and find out more about her. See her grow, see her figure out the different sides she has, and ultimately see her pick a side (or maybe just mix them up).
Big plus points to the cover which, I just noticed, is a boat on a lake with two shores. Perfectly fitting to the story and Emma/Saylor’s two sides.
Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.
Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family—her grandmother and cousins she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.
When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is divided into two people as well. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.
Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.
For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her will win out?