Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: Week 46

My pick this week is:

They Never Came Back by Caroline B. Cooney

In a busy school cafeteria, a teenage girl is confronted by a classmate who questions her identity. He explains to the students who have crowded around that the girl bears an uncanny resemblance to his cousin, who was taken away by social services five years ago. Her parents abandoned her, fleeing the country after being accused of embezzling millions of dollars. The students are intrigued, but the girl shrugs off the attention as a case of mistaken identity.

As the days pass, however, the boy refuses to relent and even brings his parents in to back him up. But they are not the only adults involved. An FBI agent who has been working the case these past five years believes that whoever this girl is, she can serve as bait to help the FBI capture the fugitives. In this powerful novel that explores the possibility of mistaken identity, the evils of money and greed, and the heartfelt obligations of family and loyalty, Caroline B. Cooney has once again crafted a page-turner that will resonate with readers.

My Thoughts:

I'm not usually a big Caroline Cooney fan, but this one actually looks good. So, I guess I'll have to see if I like it or not when it hits shelves January 12, 2010.


  1. Not sure that I've heard of Caroline Cooney. I have to say that the premise for this book sounds amazing though. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Cool! I didn't know she had a new one coming out. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine:

  3. Sounds great. Never read a book of this author before, but the book looks really cool.

  4. This is a new author for me, but the books sounds intriguing!

  5. I haven't read anything by this author for *years*, but I like the premise of this one. Nice pick!

  6. Wow, blast from the past! I had no idea she was still writing. This one sounds good, and just like I remember!

  7. i like that cover. i might have to keep an eye out for this one.

  8. She's pretty popular with my 7th graders - glad to see she has a new book coming out. Thanks for sharing this.


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