Sep 052012

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases you are eagerly anticipating.

Title: Return to Me
Author: Justina Chen
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 15, 2013

Return to Me

From Goodreads:
Three months before Rebecca Muir is set to begin college, her father reveals a secret that tears the family apart: he is leaving them.

In an instant, Rebecca’s life crumbles—she has to rely on her mother now, when her whole life she’s been her father’s girl; she’s not sure she can trust her high school boyfriend; and her carefully planned-out life suddenly feels all wrong.

Reb’s journey takes her across the country and back, and is for anyone who has experienced uncertainty or betrayal. This book will inspire readers to overcome life’s challenges and come out triumphant on the other side.


This first thing that grabbed me while reading the summary of Return to Me was the fact that the MC is older and heading to college. I love reading about older MCs, especially when they are going through that time between high school and college and trying to figure out what the heck they want to do with their life. Throw in the family drama and talk about one hard-core dilemma. Return to Me sounds like a great story and I can’t wait to read about Rebecca’s journey.

  5 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Return to Me by Justina Chen”

  1. You’re so right – we really don’t see enough older characters. I’m game for more of this New Adult genre to pop up. I’m really excited for this book as well! Great pick, Tara!
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  2. Yup, I’m a fan of “older” YA books, too. I added this one to my TBR list as well. And I just realized in that tiny print on the book’s cover that this is the same author who wrote North of Beautiful – another book I kept meaning to read.
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  3. I’m definitely a fan of books featuring older MC’s in YA – we need more of those!

    Great WOW choice :)
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  4. Great pick! I’m always in to read an “older” YA. I have been really curious about this book since I first heard of it. I really can’t wait for January!
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  5. I just got really excited that this was your pick this week and almost commented that “Justina Chen is my jam” but don’t worry I realized it made no sense. Still! Eee!!!!!
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