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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday: The Lost Causes by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssia Embree Schwartz @LyssAndJess @KidsCanPress


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

Here is this week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:



TITLE: The Lost Causes
AUTHOR: Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz
PUBLISHER: Kids Can Press
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: September 5, 2017
FORMAT: Hardcover
LENGTH: 344 pages
GENRE: Young Adult,
ISBN: 
9781771388443

They're the kids that no one knows --- or no one wants to know. The rich depressive, the OCD chick, the hypochondriac, the drug abuser, the athlete with anger management issues. All chosen for intensive group therapy because they're out of other options. They're lost causes, the therapist tells them. She promises this support group will help them heal.

There's only one problem. She's not a therapist. And that water she offers? It contains a dangerous serum that gives each of the kids a psychic power.

Suddenly, they can think clearly, speak to ghosts, see the past, even move objects with their mind. Their earlier problems have vanished, but their new freedom comes with a price.

Sabrina, Gabby, Z, Justin and Andrew are to help the FBI solve the grisly murder that has rocked their small town. Their new powers will help them uncover clues and follow leads that have eluded the authorities. Their outsider status gives them the perfect cover.

But the same traits that make them top investigators also make them vulnerable. As they close in on the murderer, they expose a much larger conspiracy that puts them directly in harm's way and makes them wonder who --- if anyone --- they can trust.

I like stories about "real life" kids with problems, and I think this twist to give them psychic powers would be interesting!


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