Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine for bloggers and readers to get excited about upcoming novels.
What We Keep is Not Always What Will Stay by Amanda Cockrell
Fifteen-year-old Angie never used to think much about God—until things started getting weird. Like the statue of St. Felix, her secret confidante, suddenly coming off his pedestal and talking to her. And Angie's mother, who's busting up her third marriage for no apparent reason. Then there's Jesse Francis, sent home from Afghanistan at age nineteen with his leg blown off. Now he's expected to finish high school and fit right back in. Is God even paying attention to any of this?
Against the advice of an increasingly vocal St. Felix (who knows a thing or two about war), Angie falls for Jesse—who's a lot deeper than most high school guys. But Jesse is battling some major demons. As his rages start to become more frequent and unpredictable, Angie finds herself losing control of the situation. And she's starting to wonder: can one person ever make things right for someone else? (From GoodReads)
I was first attracted to this book by its amazing title but after reading the synopsis I think it sounds very interesting. What We Keep is Not Always What Will Stay will be released on June 8, 2011.