This week I'm waiting on Summerlost by Ally Condie.
It's the first real summer since the devastating accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what’s left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer. They’re just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Intrigued, Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar.
I do love a great middle grade book and this one sounds exceptional. I also think the cover is stunning. A few weeks ago the author wrote a post for Nerdy Book Club about falling into friendship and that was what led to me wanting, needing to read her book. There's just something so magical about friendships and summer when you're a kid.