Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Don't Touch by Rachel M. Wilson

Breaking the spine is a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not been released, but you should pre-order today! This week's book that we're excited about is Don't Touch by Rachel M. Wilson.

I picked this one because I met Ms. Wilson at a conference this spring. She read an excerpt of her work, and it was funny and sad and brilliant all at once. So I am 100% sold on reading this the day it comes out. Can't wait!

A powerful story of a girl who is afraid to touch another person’s skin, until the boy auditioning
for Hamlet opposite her Ophelia gives her a reason to overcome her fears.

Step on a crack, break your mother’s back.
Touch another person’s skin, and Dad’s gone for good.

Caddie can’t stop thinking that if she keeps from touching another person’s skin, her parents might get back together... which is why she wears full-length gloves to school and covers every inch of her skin.

It seems harmless at first, but Caddie’s obsession soon threatens her ambitions as an actress. She desperately wants to play Ophelia in her school’s production of Hamlet. But that would mean touching Peter, who’s auditioning for the title role—and kissing him. Part of Caddie would love nothing more than to kiss Peter—but the other part isn't sure she's brave enough to let herself fall.

Perfect for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson, this debut novel from Rachel M. Wilson is a moving story of a talented girl who's fighting an increasingly severe anxiety disorder, and the friends and family who stand by her.


  1. This sounds intriguing. I wonder how this would all turn out. That cover is fabulous as well. Great pick! :)

  2. Thank you, Sarah! I'm so touched that you enjoyed the reading and are giving a shout out to the book. As you might imagine, I google the book at least once a day, and this was such a nice surprise to come across! :)

  3. Oh wow, this does seem very interesting. I like the cover, too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Gah, I can't wait for this one!!! I love that cover, and it sounds so amazing. Great pick! :)

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  5. I absolutely LOVEEEEEED this book! :D It was so absolutely amazing

  6. Sounds like a great book :D I hope you will love it. <3 Awesome pick ;p