It’s Waiting on Wednesday again!
This week I’m waiting on Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee.
Synopsis from Amazon:
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.
On April 18, an historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Mercy can’t sit by while they wait for the Army to bring help. Fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, yet Mercy still has the ‘bossy’ cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenaged girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?
Breakout author Stacey Lee masterfully crafts another remarkable novel set against a unique historical backdrop. Strong-willed Mercy Wong leads a cast of diverse characters in this extraordinary tale of survival.
Historical fiction? Check.
Totally bad-ass take-charge female? Check.
San Francisco? Check.
I’m totally down for this, even if it is a survival tale! (I think I was inundated with enough of those in middle school…) However, I love underdog stories. I’m really intrigued to see how this particular story is portrayed. I haven’t read any of the author’s other books, but I’m definitely inspired to now!
This title is set for release on 24 May 2016.
What are you waiting on this week? What can’t you wait for?