Wednesday, October 1, 2014

[Waiting On Wednesday] #20 - The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming books that we eagerly anticipate and cannot wait to get here!

"the five stages of andrew brawley" - shaun hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew BrawleyAndrew Brawley was supposed to die that night. His parents did, and so did his sister, but he survived.

Now he lives in the hospital. He serves food in the cafeteria, he hangs out with the nurses, and he sleeps in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him.

Then one night Rusty is wheeled into the ER, burned on half his body by hateful classmates. His agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together through all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside the hospital, and away from their pasts.

But Drew knows that life is never that simple. Death roams the hospital, searching for Drew, and now Rusty. Drew lost his family, but he refuses to lose Rusty, too, so he’s determined to make things right. He’s determined to bargain, and to settle his debts once and for all. But Death is not easily placated, and Drew’s life will have to get worse before there is any chance for things to get better.


For some reason this really reminds me of Matthew Quick's novels. You have someone who can't fit in and after experiencing a tragedy, looks at a life differently. I feel like this would be a very different novel that will probably make me cry lol



  1. This is my first time hearing about this book! I've added it to my Goodreads tbr list, bring on the kleenex!

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  2. That's a new to me book as well! Not really sounding like my kind of read but still hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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  3. Wow this sounds heart-wrenchingly painful. I'm curious, regardless. I hope you'll enjoy. :)

  4. Sounds interesting like he has to bargain with Death the persona, yet painful. Probably not for me. I generally avoid titles that make me cry. Wimp I know. Hope you love it though.
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  5. This sounds awesome! Love the premise and totally new to me!!

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  6. This one sounds interesting but probably not my thing. I hope you enjoy though!
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  7. I haven't heard of it before but now I'm intrigued. Adding it to my TBR for sure :)

  8. I'm not sure if this one is for me, but it has a good cover!

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  9. This sounds really interesting. I hadn't heard of it before now, but I'm so curious, especially about Death stalking him... Cool pick!
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  10. I love the title and the premise and pretty much everything. I've never heard of this book so i'm really glad i stumbled upon it on you blog! great pick :)

  11. Wow, this sounds really good, and of course, painfully sad. I definitely will be needing to read it though. Great pick, hope you enjoy it!

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  12. This looks really good! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  13. Oh wow, this sounds like it would be an emotional read! Nice pick!

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