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Waiting on Wednesday (12) & Cover Reveal: THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY By Holly Schindler
June 26th, 2013 by Liza Wiemer

Waiting on Wednesday:

THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY

By Holly SchindlerFotoFlexer_Photo

Publisher: Dial, Pages 240

Publication Date: February 6, 2014

 

Holly Schindler is the author of A Blue So Dark and Playing Hurt, two outstanding YA novels that I highly recommend. A Blue So Dark is about a girl dealing with her mother’s schizophrenia and Playing Hurt is about a girl and a boy finding hope and new beginnings after dealing with different losses. For Goodreads descriptions click here: A Blue So Dark and Playing Hurt.

Today, Holly revealed the book cover for her debut MG novel: THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY, which is being published by Dial on February 6, 2014 – Amazon and Goodreads.

To learn more about Holly, her books and what’s coming next, check out her website.

What I love about this cover:

1. The bright colors.

2. The letters are made up of real stuff. The spoon, the horseshoe, bike horn – so cool!

3.  The tree branches with the leaves and the fence. Makes me want to know what’s going on behind the sign.

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Description taken from Amazon:

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” meets Because of Winn Dixie in this inspiring story of hope.August “Auggie” Jones lives with her Grandpa Gus, a trash hauler, in a poor part of town. So when her wealthy classmate’s father starts the House Beautification Committee, it’s homes like Auggie’s that are deemed “in violation.” Auggie is determined to prove that she is not as run-down as the outside of her house might suggest. Using the kind of items Gus usually hauls to the scrap heap, a broken toaster becomes a flower; church windows turn into a rainbow walkway; and an old car gets new life as spinning whirligigs. What starts out as a home renovation project becomes much more as Auggie and her grandpa discover a talent they never knew they had—and redefine a whole town’s perception of beauty, one recycled sculpture at a time. Auggie’s talent for creating found art will remind readers that one girl’s trash really is another girl’s treasure.
Why I want to read it: It’s true that I don’t read that many MG novels. But I love Holly Schindler’s writing and so I wouldn’t miss this. I am fascinated by the idea of a character creating art from found treasure! I definitely believe this will fuel the imagination of readers.

 


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