Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (23): Because I Am Furniture

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Because I Am Furniture
Author: Thalia Chaltas
Release Date: April 16th 2009
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Why am I waiting on this?
This one is a tad older, but I've been waiting on this one for a while now. it sounds powerful, hopeful and inspiring, but sad and vexing. A verse novel, so you know it won't take that long to finish. The cover didn't pop out at me before, but it haunts me sometimes... I'm also interested in Chaltas' second novel, Displacement which is another contemporary that focuses on family and where home truly lies.

Synopsis (Goodreads):

Anke's father is abusive to her brother and sister. But not to her. Because, to him, she is like furniture— not even worthy of the worst kind of attention. Then Anke makes the school volleyball team. She loves feeling her muscles after workouts, an ache that reminds her she is real. Even more, Anke loves the confidence that she gets from the sport. And as she learns to call for the ball on the court, she finds a voice she never knew she had. For the first time, Anke is making herself seen and heard, working toward the day she will be able to speak up loud enough to rescue everyone at home— including herself.


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