Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday...

Today has to be perfect.
I look at the clock.
10:14 AM.
Ten fourteen. One plus one is two plus four is six plus ten is sixteen minus one is fifteen minus two is thirteen. OK.
I turn from the clock and walk into the hallway. "Ready."
Saturday will be the third state soccer champion­ship in a row for Jake Martin. Three. A good number. Prime. With Jake on the field, Carson City High can't lose because Jake has the magic: a self-created protection generated by his obsession with prime numbers. It's the magic that has every top soccer university recruiting Jake, the magic that keeps his family safe, and the magic that suppresses his anxiety attacks. But the magic is Jake's prison, because sustaining it means his compulsions take over nearly every aspect of his life.
Jake's convinced the magic will be permanent after Saturday, the perfect day, when every prime has converged. Once the game is over, he won't have to rely on his sister to concoct excuses for his odd rituals. His dad will stop treating him like he is some freak. Maybe he'll even make a friend other than Luc.
But what if the magic doesn't stay?
What if the numbers never leave?

I usually enjoy books that are about mental disease. I don't know how to justify that statement so I'll end it there.... I'll be looking forward to this one when it comes out on May 3. 


  1. I enjoy books about mental illness too! lol This looks really good. Adding it to my "coming Soon" spreadsheet now!

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  2. This one definitely sounds intriguing and unique in comparison to other YA books...Great WOW pick :)

  3. sorry I'm so late on commenting back! It's been a busy week. This book sounds great! Most likely adding it to my ever growing TBR pile. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books