Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Shine by Jodi Picoult

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Shine by Jodi Picoult
September 13th 2016 by Ballantine Books

Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel Small Great Things. In “Shine,” the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and My Sister’s Keeper introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks.

Today is Ruth’s first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York’s Upper East Side couldn’t be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother’s employer, treats Ruth very differently when they’re hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herself—in hopes that someday, someone will see her for who she really is.

Includes a preview of Jodi Picoult’s highly anticipated new novel, Small Great Thi

This is a 42-page prequel to Jodi Picoult's upcoming novel Small Great Things, which comes out in October. Shine comes out on September 13 so that might make the wait for Small Great Things slightly better. I think this both will be amazing stories.

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  1. I've never read anything by Jodi. But her books seem pretty good. Hope you enjoy this one :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  2. You know, I've not yet read a Picoult book! Her books come very recommended to me, and I have one of them (Off the Page? It's purple). ;D I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful day, Stephanie. :)

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    1. You should probably read Between The Lines before that because that book comes first. Both are great, though! :D

  3. I hope you love this one! I know many of Jodi's fans are thrilled and super excited for this ^_^ Great pick!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  4. I haven´t read one single book by the author, but this sounds interesting. Guess I´ll have to check her out in my library :-) best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

  5. It must be nice to have a bit of a prequel before the main book comes out! I know a lot of people love Picoult's books, my mother and older sister included. I started one in Dutch but never finished; I want to try it in English now.

  6. I like the notion of the prequel piquing people's interest before the novel comes out. I haven't read anything by her yet, but it looks interesting. Hope you enjoy it!


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