Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #30: Canary


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

My pick for this week is:


Staying quiet will destroy her, but speaking up will destroy everyone.

Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, learning that there are perks to being an athlete.

But those perks also come with a price. Another player takes his power too far and Kate is assaulted at a party. She knows she should speak out, but her dad tries to silence her in order to protect the team. The world that Kate was once welcomed into is now her worst enemy, and she must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes.

Canary is told in a mix of prose and verse.


This sounds like a great story that will deal with some tough issues.  I look forward to seeing how Kate handles the aftermath of her assault, and whether or not she tells anyone when her dad tells her to keep it quiet.  I can't wait to read this once it is released on August 28th.

What are you Waiting On this Wednesday?



  1. This sounds really emotional! I'll have to add it to my wishlist. Great pick!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  2. I hadn't heard of this one before so thank you for selecting it! I'm not sure that I will read it but thanks for sharing! New Follower (Frodosco - GFC). ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  3. Sounds like a great book. I've seen a few books like this before but never the dad that tries to silence the main character. And I like that it has some poetry in it. I will look out for this one in the future.

  4. Ooooh! I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks. Please check out my WoW!

  5. This book sounds really good! Thanks for sharing it. I absolutely love the cover!
    My WoW

  6. I'm not usually fond of books told in verse, but I think I'll be giving this one a go anyway because it just sounds too good to pass up.

    My WoW

  7. Yay! Thanks for featuring CANARY as the book you're "waiting on!" I can't wait to share it! : )