Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! (Graphic created with Antiquaire page kit by Silvia Romeo.)

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave
by John Boyne
Expected Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads

The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight—but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name on a sheaf of papers belonging to a military doctor. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realizes his father is in a hospital close by—a hospital treating soldiers with shell shock. Alfie isn't sure what shell shock is, but he is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place.

Why I am waiting....
I think that even though The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, by the same author, written for middle grade children, it is considered a classic by many adults. I know it stuck with me. So I am really interested in reading this one.


  1. I haven't read any books from this author but it looks interesting, maybe I'll give it a try thanks for visiting my blog! :)
    Rimsha@Ramblings of a Bookworm

  2. I loved The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - so I am really looking forward to this one too! Good pick. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This book sounds like it would give me a huge case of feels... either way, I'd love to read it! Great pick! Thanks for visiting my WoW earlier!

  4. This book looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I haven't read stripped pajamas, but this one sounds really good.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. I haven't read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, but this one sounds like a good, heartbreaking story. I haven't seen it before now, so thanks for putting it on my radar :)

  7. I haven't read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, but they both sound like really good, intense reads. Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by mine

  8. This sounds really deep and kinda like it might be heartbreaking. I already feel bad for Alfie and his dad. :/

    By the way, your header is gorgeous!

    Skylar @Life of a Random