Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#70) - The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond

Waiting on Wednesday is Hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
 The Tightrope Walkers
Goodreads Summary:
International award winner David Almond draws on memories of his early years in Tyneside, England, for a moving coming-of-age novel, masterfully told.
A gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of northern England, Dominic Hall is torn between extremes. On the one hand, he craves the freedom he feels when he steals away with the eccentric girl artist next door, Holly Stroud—his first and abiding love—to balance above the earth on a makeshift tightrope. With Holly, Dom dreams of a life different in every way from his shipbuilder dad’s, a life fashioned of words and images and story. On the other hand, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the brutal charms of Vincent McAlinden, a complex bully who awakens something wild and reckless and killing in Dom. In a raw and beautifully crafted bildungsroman, David Almond reveals the rich inner world of a boy teetering on the edge of manhood, a boy so curious and open to impulse that we fear for him and question his balance—and ultimately exult in his triumphs.

 Why I'm Waiting For It: Hands down, I'm in love with the cover! I'm digging the color palette and I love the two people dancing on the rope. It may be simple, but definitely catching!

The whole plot of the book sounds great. I enjoy reading contemporaries and The Tightrope Walkers sounds intriguing and well-written. And its one of the first contemporaries that is written from a guys' perspective! It's very rare and I think would help connect guys readers to the book. 

Very excited to pick this one up!

The Tightrope Walkers will be hitting shelves on March 24, 2015!

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  1. I haven't heard of this, but I agree with you -- amazing cover!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. Great choice! This one seems pretty good and I like the simplicity of the cover. I'm surprised this is the first I've heard of it! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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