Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine
This week I'm waiting for.....
by Jessi Kirby
To Be Released on May 8, 2012
Honor receives her brother's last letter from Iraq three days after learning that he died, and opens it the day his fellow Marines lay the flag over his casket. Its contents are a complete shock: concert tickets to see Kyra Kelly, her favorite pop star and Finn's celebrity crush. In his letter, he jokingly charged Honor with the task of telling Kyra Kelly that he was in love with her.
Grief-stricken and determined to grant Finn's last request, she rushes to leave immediately. But she only gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn's best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn't seen him in ages, thanks to a falling out between the two guys, but Rusty is much the same as Honor remembers him: arrogant, stubborn. . . and ruggedly good looking. Neither one is what the other would ever look for in a road trip partner, but the two of them set off together, on a voyage that makes sense only because it doesn't. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn--but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?
Why I'm waiting:
After reading the summary, I know this book is going to be a hard read for me. I have a family member in the military who have served a few tours in Iraq and I know how hard it is to say goodbye knowing you may never see them again. For me, I want to see how Kyra deals with what her brother has given her and to what lengths she goes to honor his good name.