Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (#311): Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm featuring:

Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: May 7, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

The New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things and What to Say Next delivers a poignant and hopeful novel about resilience and reinvention, first love and lifelong friendship, the legacies of loss, and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

Sometimes looking to the past helps you find your future.

Abbi Hope Goldstein is like every other teenager, with a few smallish exceptions: her famous alter ego, Baby Hope, is the subject of internet memes, she has asthma, and sometimes people spontaneously burst into tears when they recognize her. Abbi has lived almost her entire life in the shadow of the terrorist attacks of September 11. On that fateful day, she was captured in what became an iconic photograph: in the picture, Abbi (aka "Baby Hope") wears a birthday crown and grasps a red balloon; just behind her, the South Tower of the World Trade Center is collapsing. 

Now, fifteen years later, Abbi is desperate for anonymity and decides to spend the summer before her seventeenth birthday incognito as a counselor at Knights Day Camp two towns away. She's psyched for eight weeks in the company of four-year-olds, none of whom have ever heard of Baby Hope. 

Too bad Noah Stern, whose own world was irrevocably shattered on that terrible day, has a similar summer plan. Noah believes his meeting Baby Hope is fate. Abbi is sure it's a disaster. Soon, though, the two team up to ask difficult questions about the history behind the Baby Hope photo. But is either of them ready to hear the answers? 

I've read two of Buxbaum's books and really loved them! I can't wait for something new.


  1. Cute pick! Not my kind of read but I hope you will positively adore this one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I am a solid Buxbaum fan. I read three of her books, and have her last one (which I hope to read soon). I am sure this will be as wonderful as all the others.

  3. I've never read the author, but I hope you enjoy this one!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  4. I read and immensely enjoyed both Tell Me Three Things and What to Say Next, I love Julie Buxbaum, why am I only getting to know about this new book now?!!! Aaaah, thanks for featuring it in your WoW this week otherwise I wouldn't know about it's existence.

    Jennilyn @ Rurouni Jenni Reads

  5. Eee, that cover has such pretty colors. Sigh. I love it :D Not my genre, ack, but yay for having loved two books by this author already :D Hope you will love this one too lovely. <3


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