[REVIEW] Waiting – Carol Lynch Williams

Carol Lynch Williams
Waiting
Simon & Schuster Paula Wiseman (US, UK & CA: 7th May 2013; AU: 1st August 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In the hands of another author, this would’ve been terrible. Its storyline is common as muck in YA and NA nowadays, and could’ve been a love-triangular, manipulative mess that would’ve left readers eye-rolling and yelling at the characters.

But Carol Lynch Williams is an author of immense skill. Writing a novel in verse is risky – there’s a thin line between pretty writing and purple prose. Luckily for us, the author avoids cliché, and instead goes for the unpleasant truths. The emotions ring true, without going overboard. It’s a delicate balance, and a successful one. Waiting punches readers in the feels – it’s a good thing.

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