Can’t Wait Wednesday | The Rest Of The Story by Sarah Dessen

Posted April 10, 2019 by Tina in Can't Wait Wednesday, Memes / 7 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released.

Can’t Wait Wednesday:

The Rest Of The Story by Sarah Dessen
Release Date: June 4, 2019
Preorder: Amazon

Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.

Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family—her grandmother and cousins she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.

When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is divided into two people as well. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.

Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.

For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her will win out?

Why I Can’t Wait For This:

  • Sarah Dessen is my queen! She was the first young adult contemporary author I ever read.
  • She’s my auto buy author.
  • This is her first book with her new publisher and I’m excited to see how this story goes.

What are you waiting for? Are you a Sarah Dessen fan? If so, which is your favorite book by her?