Waiting on Wednesday–Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.


My summer is officially starting very soon, and I’m VERY excited for summer reading.  My students and I love reading contemporary realistic fiction, especially titles like this one.  I can’t wait to buy a copy when it releases next month.

Imperfect SpiralTitle & Author: Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy

Release Date: July 16th, 2013

Publisher: Walker Childrens

Summary (From Goodreads):

Danielle Snyder’s summer job as a babysitter takes a tragic turn when Humphrey, the five-year-old boy she’s watching, runs in front of oncoming traffic to chase down his football. Immediately Danielle is caught up in the machinery of tragedy: police investigations, neighborhood squabbling, and, when the driver of the car that struck Humphrey turns out to be an undocumented alien, outsiders use the accident to further a politically charged immigration debate. Wanting only to mourn Humphrey, the sweet kid she had a surprisingly strong friendship with, Danielle tries to avoid the world around her. Through a new relationship with Justin, a boy she meets at the park, she begins to work through her grief, but as details of the accident emerge, much is not as it seems. It’s time for Danielle to face reality, but when the truth brings so much pain, can she find a way to do right by Humphrey’s memory and forgive herself for his death?


  1. Sounds sad and beautiful – haven’t heard of this one, great pick!

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  2. I managed to snag an ARC of this one, and I can’t wait to read it. It sounds just dramatic enough to keep me totally invested throughout. Wonderful selection this week 🙂

  3. I had not heard of this until now. I have to pick it up when it comes out. It sounds amazing!


  4. Great choice! I think the cover is absolutely gorgeous. This is actually the first that I’ve heard of it too, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. 🙂
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