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.