Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - 102

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine for bloggers and readers to get excited about upcoming books.

Operation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson

Ninth-grader Jess Westmark had the best of intentions when she started Operation Oleander to raise money for a girls’ orphanage in Kabul. She named her charity for the oleander that grows both in her Florida hometown and in Afghanistan, where her father is deployed. But on one of her father's trips to deliver supplies to the orphans, a car bomb explodes nearby and her father is gravely injured. Worse, her best friend’s mother and some of the children are killed, and people are blaming Operation Oleander for turning the orphanage into a military target for the Taliban. Is this all Jess’s fault? (from GoodReads)

This reminds me a lot of If I Lie because it involves a military towns where some its soldiers are overseas and the protagonist gets blamed for something that isn't her fault. Can't wait to see if it's as good! Operation Oleander will be released March 5, 2013.

1 comment:

LS Murphy said...

Sounds intense. Thanks for sharing.