Wednesday, March 1, 2017

I Want to Read It (46): Matylda, Bright and Tender



I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.



Matylda, Bright and Tender by Holly M. McGhee, March 14, 2017. Published by Candlewick Press. Source: TBR/received for review. 
In a courageous debut novel, Holly M. McGhee explores the loss that shakes one girl’s world — and the unexpected consequences of the things we do for love.
Sussy and Guy are best friends, fourth-graders who share their silliest thoughts and deepest hopes. One afternoon, the two of them decide they must have something of their very own to love. After a trip to the pet store, they bring home a spotted lizard, the one with the ancient face and starfish toes, and they name her Matylda (with a y so it’s all her own). With Guy leading the way, they feed her and give her an origin story fit for a warrior lizard. A few weeks later, on a simple bike ride, there is a terrible accident. As hard as it is, Sussy is sure she can hold on to Guy if she can find a way to love Matylda enough. But in a startling turn of events, Sussy reconsiders what it means to grieve and heal and hope and go on, for her own sake and Matylda’s. By turns both devastating and buoyant, this story is a brave one, showing how far we can justify going for a real and true friend. 


Why

I have a feeling this book is going to break my heart! Which makes me somewhat reluctant to read it; yet it sounds like a beautiful book (so maybe I'll survive a heartbreaking read). This week, I decided to raid my TBR for I Want to Read It because it's a never ending list and I'm sure there must be some great titles hiding away there.

I really like the simplicity of the cover. It's not over-the-top and seems to fit the synopsis well. 

Even though I usually run away from emotional books, this one sounds good enough to brave the looming emotions that it promises. It has definitely caught my attention! So well shall see how it goes!!

Do you plan on reading Matylda, Bright and Tender?

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