Waiting on Wednesday–Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi

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.


I’m on my way to spend a couple days with Jillian, Mindi, and Lea at what we’re calling #readtreat, so today’s post is simple and to the point.  Basically, I loved Split so I simply can’t wait to read Swati Avasthi’s new book Chasing Shadows.  Plus, I love that it’s illustrated!

Chasing ShadowsTitle & Author: Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi, illustrated by Craig Phillips

Release Date: September 24th, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Summary (From Goodreads):

Chasing Shadows is a searing look at the impact of one random act of violence.

Before: Corey, Holly, and Savitri are one unit—fast, strong, inseparable. Together they turn Chicago concrete and asphalt into a freerunner’s jungle gym, ricocheting off walls, scaling buildings, leaping from rooftop to rooftop.

But acting like a superhero doesn’t make you bulletproof…

After: Holly and Savitri are coming unglued. Holly says she’s chasing Corey’s killer, chasing revenge. Savitri fears Holly’s just running wild—and leaving her behind. Friends should stand by each other in times of crissi. But can you hold on too tight? Too long?

In this intense novel, told in two voices, and incorporating comic-style art sections, Swati Avasthi creates a gripping portrait of two girls teetering on the edge of grief and insanity. Two girls who will find out just how many ways there are to lose a friend . . . and how many ways to be lost.


  1. I haven’t read this author, but the book sounds interesting and having illustrations is definitely different–I may have to check this one out!

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