Waiting on Wednesday-- The Truth Against the World, by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Sarah Stevenson and I were room-mates at KidLitCon last month, and one of the things we talked about was Sarah's new book, which sounds wonderful, and very much like one I'll love:

The Truth Against the World, by Sarah Jamila Stevenson (Flux, June 2014)

"In her parents' San Francisco flat, Olwen Nia Evans, Wyn for short, has been having unsettling dreams about her family's past in Wales. But her dreams don't match up with what she's been told by her dying grandmother, Rhiannon. On the other side of the world, in London, a boy named Gareth Lewis is having disturbing dreams about a frightening encounter with a ghost. A ghost named Olwen Nia Evans.

When he looks for Olwen's name online, Gareth connects with Wyn in San Francisco as she is preparing to move with her family to fulfill Rhiannon's last wish to die in Wales. Once Wyn arrives in Wales, she and Gareth join forces to discover the truth of the lost soul that's haunting them both."

Since deciding when I was six or so that I wanted to be Welsh (with black hair and blue eyes--challenging for me) I have loved stories set there.  The first time I ever used a library card catalogue was to find children's books set in Wales...there weren't many! (Three, if memory serves me right). 

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. Nice pick this week. Happy Wednesday :)

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  2. Hey, sounds like this could be a great ghost story. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I added it to the TBR. This one looks perfect for me in every way. Can't wait.

  5. I keep kvelling over that cover. Yiggedy and yikes.

  6. I love children's ambitions. I always wanted to grow up to be a mob boss.

  7. This sounds atmospheric and a fantastic read. Will definitely check it out! thank you for this!! :)


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