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Waiting on Wednesday

July 9th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


What are you waiting for? Waiting on Wednesdays is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I am a little late this week but just saw this on Shelf Awareness.  Candor byPam Barchorz and is due out September 22.


Description from Shelf Awareness: In this gripping debut novel on the launch list for Egmont USA, Pam Bachorz invents a chilling world in which teens unwittingly conform to their parents’ wishes. Narrator Oscar Banks, model citizen of Candor, Fla., and son of the city’s founder, knows something he’s not supposed to know about. He knows about the Messages embedded in the music that plays all over Candor (“Never lie to your parents”; “Respectful space in every place”)–Messages that can whip troubled kids into straight-A students or turn a beauty queen-obsessed teen into “queen nerd.” Only the adults are supposed to know about those. But Campbell Banks tried to brainwash his own family into forgetting Oscar’s older brother, Winston, who died in a pool-diving accident; Oscar overheard his mother confronting his father about this just before she walked out. Oscar has found a way to create a side business of his own, minting counter-Messages on CDs and helping teens escape from Candor–for the right price. Oscar must maintain a perfect façade so his father won’t discover what the teen knows and sentence him to “the Listening Room” for a power-brainwash. Up to now, it’s all worked perfectly. There’s just one problem: Oscar falls in love with the newest Candor citizen, 17-year-old Nia Silva.

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6 Responses

  1. Mishel

    I recently added this to my TBR list. It sounds really good. Great choice!

  2. Kayla

    I’m waiting for James Rollin’s new book The Doomsday Key.
    The stupid library hasn’t gotten it yet >.<

  3. dsuzuki

    My library has the Doomsday Key but I’m still on the waitlist :(

  4. Ladybug

    I have Candor on my WL! It sounds like a great book :)

  5. Michelle

    I saw this in Shelf Awareness this week as well. I’m quite excited to read it and am doubly thrilled that the author is local to me. :)

    I hope you enjoy it.

  6. dsuzuki

    That’s awesome Michelle! Maybe you will get a chance to meet the author.

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