Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” meets Because of Winn Dixie in this inspiring story of hope.

August “Auggie” Jones lives with her Grandpa Gus, a trash hauler, in a poor part of town. So when her wealthy classmate’s father starts the House Beautification Committee, it’s homes like Auggie’s that are deemed “in violation.” Auggie is determined to prove that she is not as run-down as the outside of her house might suggest. Using the kind of items Gus usually hauls to the scrap heap, a broken toaster becomes a flower; church windows turn into a rainbow walkway; and an old car gets new life as spinning whirligigs. What starts out as a home renovation project becomes much more as Auggie and her grandpa discover a talent they never knew they had—and redefine a whole town’s perception of beauty, one recycled sculpture at a time. Auggie’s talent for creating found art will remind readers that one girl’s trash really is another girl’s treasure

THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY will be released February 6th, 2014 from Dial/Penguin.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Dena BooksforKids

    July 24, 2013

    This book looks fantastic!

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    July 24, 2013

    I had never heard of it before, but it sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW @ So Bookalicious

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    Caro [The Book Rogue]

    July 24, 2013

    Oh gosh, this sounds like totally not my cup of tea. I hope you'll enjoy, though, since the wait is pretty long…
    My WoW

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    Dani @ Refracted Light

    July 24, 2013

    This sounds like a total feel-good, warm'n'fuzzy type book. Just the kind of book that will be perfect in the middle of February. lol Great pick, Hafsah! :)

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    Jessica Chiles

    July 25, 2013

    Hmm, this book isn't something I've seen before, but the premise sounds like it will give you warm and fuzzies (and possibly some tears!) Great choice :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

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    July 26, 2013

    Sounds like a fantastic story. Have to check it out. :)

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    Tressa S

    July 28, 2013

    This sounds fabulous! I hadn't seen this one yet and I just added it to my tbr, so thanks! Also, thanks for stopping by my WOW!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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    Amber Sok

    July 29, 2013

    It doesn't really seem like my kind of book, but I hope you like it! Thanks for checking out my WoW!

    Amber @ My Bookshelf Is Hungry