Monday, February 7, 2011

Why What Can’t Wait couldn’t wait

What Can't Wait (Carolrhoda Ya)

Kirkus just called Ashley Hope Peréz’s What Can’t Wait “Un magnifico debut.” Couldn’t agree more.

You can hear more about Ashley and the novel in this interview with Indiana Public Media.

I think my favorite part of the interview is Ashley talking about her students in Houston. This was a novel born of real teenage desire to see a certain kind of story told, and I think that urgency comes across in the book.