Waiting On Wednesday (16) Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie

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

My choice for this week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is

Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie

352 pages
Expected publication: September 11th 2012 by Candlewick Press

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Synopsis From Goodreads:
Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, seventeen-year-old Matt Foster feels like he’s been sleepwalking through life — failing classes, getting into fights, and avoiding his dad’s lectures about following in his brother’s footsteps. T.J.’s gone, and the worst part is, there’s nothing left of him to hold on to. Matt can’t shake the feeling that if only he could get his hands on T.J.’s stuff from Iraq, he’d be able to make sense of his death. He wasn’t expecting T.J.’s personal effects to raise even more questions about his life.

Now, even if it means pushing his dad over the edge …

even if it means losing his best friend …

even if it means getting expelled from school …

Matt will do whatever it takes to find out the truth about his brother’s past.


  1. Oh, Man! I saw this on Goodreads a while back and was interested but I couldn't decide if I wanted to read it. Think I will now, knowing that you will be doing a review!

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  2. Huh never heard of this. Looks like it could be interesting.

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  3. OoOo I saw this one on GR the other day and it grabbed me. It is definitely one that I want to read but it's going to be an emotional one (I'm just guessing). Great pick!
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  4. I saw this one on Goodreads yesterday but forgot to add it to my list because I couldn't find it again. Great pick :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  5. Never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing!

    You can find my pick on my blog, if you like ^^

  6. Haven't heard of this one. Hope you love it once you read it!

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  7. My son is in the Army - and at one time deployed to Iraq, so this one really hits home. I have to add this one to my list.

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  8. Anything that involves Iraq interests me! great pick!

  9. This sounds interesting, great pick!

  10. sounds so great. very cool cover, too.

    stop by my post? I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for a fall 2012 YA from Paper Lantern Lit and Philomel/Penguin!


  11. I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds like it's going to be great! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Looks intense! Thanks for sharing this one!

  13. Wow, sounds like a seriously emotional and intense read. I hope you like it. :)


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