Waiting on Wednesday (33)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary
Page Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: March 15, 2016

About The First Time She Drowned (via Goodreads):

The beautiful struggle of a girl desperate for the one relationship that has caused her the most painCassie O'Malley has spent the past two and a half years in a mental institution—dumped there by her mother, against her will. Now, at 18, Cassie emancipates herself, determined to start over. She attends college, forms new friendships, and even attempts to start fresh with her mother. But before long, their unhealthy relationship threatens to pull Cassie under once again. As Cassie struggles to reclaim her life, childhood memories persist and confuse, and Cassie must consider whose version of history is real, and more important, whose life she must save.

A bold, literary story about the fragile complexities of mothers and daughters and learning to love oneself, The First Time She Drowned reminds us that we must dive deep into our pasts if we are ever to move forward.


  1. Great pick, Alexandra! I have this one on my TBR list as well. I just love the cover and the summary sounds very intriguing. :)
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    1. Thank you, Jess!! I'm really excited for this one!