Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wish List Wednesday

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, September 27, 2011. Published by Walden Pond Press.

Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. They had been best friends since they were six, spending hot Minneapolis summers and cold Minneapolis winters together, dreaming of Hogwarts and Oz, superheroes and baseball. Now that they were eleven, it was weird for a boy and a girl to be best friends. But they couldn't help it - Hazel and Jack fit, in that way you only read about in books. And they didn't fit anywhere else.
And then, one day, it was over. Jack just stopped talking to Hazel. And while her mom tried to tell her that this sometimes happens to boys and girls at this age, Hazel had read enough stories to know that it's never that simple. And it turns out, she was right. Jack's heart had been frozen, and he was taken into the woods by a woman dressed in white to live in a palace made of ice. Now, it's up to Hazel to venture into the woods after him. Hazel finds, however, that these woods are nothing like what she's read about, and the Jack that Hazel went in to save isn't the same Jack that will emerge. Or even the same Hazel.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," Breadcrumbs is a story of the struggle to hold on, and the things we leave behind.
Why: I have actually had my eye on Anne Ursu's Breadcrumbs for quite some time, and it sounds every bit as entertaining as it did the first time I heard about it. This one is pretty high on my most have list.

2 comments:

  1. Oooh, this sounds good! Great WoW pick!

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  2. I keep seeing this one ever where I think I'm going to have to break down and get it soon.

    YA Book Haven

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