This is a meme hosted by Dani of Pen to Paper in which you pick one book from your wishlist shelf and explain why you really want to read that one book.
I wish for:
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.
Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.
But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.
By the time she’s a high school senior, Leah has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true… but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they’re determined to keep the banner planes flying.
Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.
Why I want to read:
This is one of the very first books I added to my wishlist and that is the main reason why I want to read it. The book was pulished in 2012 and has since gotten good ratings on Goodreads. Such a Rush will perfectly fit my new love for Contemporary YA, and I like that the synopsis does not talk about a romantic interest. Although I do like Romance YA, it seems that a lot of Contemporary YA looks alike. The synopsis is mysterious and there is bound to be a plot twist. The main character comes across a strong woman that makes her own destiny, another aspect that I really like in characters. Hopefully I won’t wait so much longer to buy this, especially since there is about 2000 other books on my wishlist…
Q: What book are you wishing for today?