Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Fear of Missing Out - Kate McGovern


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for Fear of Missing Out!

Fear of Missing Out
Kate McGovern
Age/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Goodreads
Everyone has a fear of missing out on something--a party, a basketball game, a hangout after school. But what if it's life that you'll be missing out on?

When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, she hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when--and if--a cure is available. With her boyfriend, Mohit, and her best friend, Chloe, Astrid goes on a road trip in search of that possibility. To see if it's real. To see if it's worth it. For fear of missing out on everything.
Several things caught my attention in that synopsis.

  1. I sense there will be tears. I know I will cry as this character confronts the return of her cancer. That will always hit me right in the feels. 
  2. Road trip! I love road trips, and this one sounds like it will be a pathway to some self discovery. 
  3. I love the concept of facing something as serious as cancer and a shortened lifespan head-on, and taking steps to find her own solutions. 
  4. A bestie and boyfriends, who appear to be really, really loyal supporters of Astrid. I am all about those strong relationship. 
I am hoping this book will be a combination of fun, feels, and hope. 

What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

32 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, I TOTALLY agree with your first point! Lots of tears -- I hope it's a fab read, Sam, filled with everything you hoped for.

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    1. Well, you know me, there are always tears, but I hope there will be happy ones with the sad ones.

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  2. Cryo! How interesting. This totally sounds like a Sam book.

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    1. I kind of like the intersection of some science with my tears.

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  3. Makes me think what choice I would make. And it does sound like you'll need plenty of tissues:)

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    1. I always seem to need tissues - happy or sad. I am a total crier.

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  4. You I do think as well this will be emotional! Unfortunately I cannot read about cancer but I hope you love it :)

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    1. I know when they thought my father was going to die from lung cancer, books like this were tough for me, but I also find them cathartic.

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  5. I love road trips...and tears...I love a book that can evoke such powerful emotions. Happy travels. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. There's just some magic that happens when the characters are trapped in a car with a goal.

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  6. I have not seen this book before and I am so mad at myself for not being in the loop more! lol This book sounds like everything I love in a book. I am a huge fan of road trips as well. Thanks for adding to my TBR! :)

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    1. I have rarely read a road trip book that let me down.

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  7. Oh this sounds good and sad at the same time. I hope it is everything you want it to be, Sam.

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    1. When they sound sad, I always hope the author makes it hopeful, and most of the time, they do.

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  8. Cute pick! Not really my kind of read but I hope you thoroughly enjoy it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. Oh gosh, this sounds like a total heart breaker. And the concept, while intriguing, isn't something I think I could do. Your life and your family and friends would have likely passed you by while you were frozen. What would you come back to? Tough one.

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    1. I have read several books that take an interesting look at life and death and such, and while they are very emotional, they are always thought provoking.

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  10. I think I would be sobbing at this one, too!

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  11. I can't decide if this book sounds awesome or a book I need to give a wide berth. Books with sick kids and too much emotion can be a turn off simply because of the sheer amount of preparation I need for it... but I am intrigued at the same time because looks like strong friendship is to be had which is always a plus.

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    1. But it's the idea that her sickness drives her to live life out loud, that attracted me.

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  12. OMG Sam there will be lots of tears with this one!!! And all the questions and choices arising! Sophie @bewareofthereader

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  13. This does sound like all the feels. And I find myself hoping for a happy ending even though it might not go that way or be ambiguous. And road trips!

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    1. I am anticipating a not tragic ending, because I am not getting that vibe from this book, and it would kill me.

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  14. Yep, definitely a book that will be tear-inducing. But yay for a road trip book too. This sounds fantastic!

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  15. This definitely does sound like an emotional book and I am glad there is a strong relationship at the source of it because they are going to need it. I hope you can get around to it soon!

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    1. The whole idea of deciding to live the life you have or put it on hold and hope for more is really interesting. I'm really intrigued.

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  16. You've convinced me. This sounds like something that is emotional and beautiful and I'm down for it. Wonderful post, Sam! :)

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