Waiting on Wednesday–Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash


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 asked my students again to pick this week’s WoW post. I love seeing which books they’re drawn to when I show them my 2015 release shelf on Goodreads. My seniors looked at a few books that they want to read, but this upcoming release by Jennifer Banash is what they said I should highlight.

Silent AlarmTitle & Author: Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash

Release Date: March 10th, 2015

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile 

Summary (From Goodreads):

Alys’s whole world was comprised of the history project that was due, her upcoming violin audition, being held tightly in the arms of her boyfriend, Ben, and laughing with her best friend, Delilah. At least it was—until she found herself on the wrong end of a shotgun in the school library. Her suburban high school had become one of those places you hear about on the news—a place where some disaffected youth decided to end it all and take as many of his teachers and classmates with him as he could. Except, in this story, that youth was Alys’s own brother, Luke. He killed fifteen others and himself, but spared her—though she’ll never know why.
Alys’s downward spiral begins instantly, and there seems to be no bottom. A heartbreaking and beautifully told story. 


  1. What a cool cover and even cooler story! Thanks for sharing 😛 I hope to see you around my blog


  2. Oh, wow. That’s a new perspective. Good pick!

    Leeanna.me: WoW

  3. katarguelles says:

    Wow I haven’t heard of this book but the story is really intriguing. I can just imagine this will be an emotional read but it does have a twist that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. Tell your students this was a good choice for this week!

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