Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff

'Waiting on Wednesday' is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we pick the book we just can't wait to get our hands on next.

Check our this week's pick after the jump!

Synopsis from Goodreads: Mila has an exceptional talent for reading a room—sensing hidden facts and unspoken emotions from clues that others overlook. So when her father’s best friend, Matthew, goes missing from his upstate New York home, Mila and her beloved father travel from London to find him. She collects information about Matthew from his belongings, from his wife and baby, from the dog he left behind and from the ghosts of his past—slowly piecing together the story everyone else has missed. But just when she’s closest to solving the mystery, a shocking betrayal calls into question her trust in the one person she thought she could read best. 

If you haven't yet read anything by Meg Rosoff then get yourself to a bookshop/library/online bookseller and grab everything you can find. Start with The Bride's Farewell, then move onto Just In Case and There is no Dog, before you get to one of Caroline's all-time favourite YA novels: How I Live Now. Hurry up before the film comes out!

Rosoff has such an incredible imagination, her stories are always slightly off-centre and contain something unexpected. That in itself would be enough but her prose always matches up too, making you feel for her characters as if they were your friend telling you their life-story. We can't wait for her latest!

Picture Me Gone is released in the UK in paperback on October 7th 2013.


  1. This looks amazing! Such a great pick. Love your blog, too! :)
    My WoW post:

  2. i've been meaning to pick up meg rosoff's how i live now since the movie will be released soon. awesome pick! this one sounds very good.

    hope you can stop by my WoW.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  3. What a cool cover! I will admit that I've never heard of Meg Rosoff before - so thanks for the recommendation! Adding this to my tbr now. And thanks for stopping by!

  4. I'm planning to read How I Live Now before seeing the movie! Will let that decide if I should try out her other books.

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW! :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  5. I hope you like it! I'm sure it'll be a great read for you!

    Thanks for stopping by at my WoW!

    Amber @ My Bookshelf Is Hungry