Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #20: I Swear

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

 My pick for this week is:

I Swear
Who's to blame when bullying leads to suicide? A gripping exploration of crucial importance seeks answers in and out of the courtroom.After years of abuse from her classmates, and thinking she had no other options, Leslie took her own life. Now her abusers are dealing with the fallout. In the eyes of the accused girls, they are not to blame: Leslie chose to take her life. She chose to be the coward they always knew she was.

As criminal proceedings examine the systematic cyber bullying and harassment that occurred, the girls vow to keep their stories straight and make Leslie seem weak. But as the events leading up to her death unfold, it becomes clear that although Leslie took her own life, her bullies took everything else.

Told in alternating perspectives and through well-paced flashbacks, this timely novel sheds light on both the victims of bullying and the consequences bullies face.

This story sounds like it will be powerful and emotional.  It is told in multiple POV, and I enjoy reading multiple POV books.  I think I probably won't really like the characters since they are the bullies.  I am looking forward to reading this once it is released on September 4th.

What are you Waiting On this Wednesday?



  1. Awesome pick Katie, this one is new to me and i love multiplier pov's.
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  2. Great pick! I haven't heard of this one yet but it sounds really good. I'm a big fan of books told by multiple pov's and I also love books that deal with the topic of bullying.

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  3. This is a timely topic. I've never heard of this one, but it's a great choice.

  4. Hi Katie,
    Seems to be a good one, great choice!

  5. I haven't heard of this one before, but wow - it sounds very intense and like a fairly heavy read. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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  6. I haven't heard of this one before but it looks great. I will have to check it our when it is released.

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  7. I haven't heard of this book before as well. It sounds like a heartbreaking read. Great pick :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing. It sounds like a tense read. I'm glad that bullying is becoming more popular in books. It really needs to get more attention.

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  9. Books like this always make me interested, especially haveing a kid in school you just never know what could happen. Great pick. Here's my WOW

  10. I think that bullying is still many times underlooked. As a pediatrician, I always ask about bullying and am surprised at how often the answer is yes. I would worry that there are too many POV in this book, but still interesting and need to check it out!

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  11. What a great book to read for the world we live in today. I think this might have to be a must read for everyone.
    Thanks for sharing I will be adding to my collection.
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  12. This sounds so good! I've been looking for a new contempory novel and here one is!

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  13. Great pick, this is a big problem in the world today.


  14. Wow. This sounds amazing and heartbreaking.

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  15. Wow, this book sounds really emotional. Thinkinh 'bout reading it. ;)
    And I just love the name of your blog! Mine is called Bookbreath, sounds like we both had the same idea :D

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  16. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds very emotional. Thanks for sharing.