Waiting on Wednesday {77}: Conviction



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. This week's can't-wait-to-read pre-publication book is: Conviction.


Conviction



Conviction

by Kelly Loy Gilbert


Publication date: May 19th, 2015



From Goodreads:

Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn’t fall apart the way he feared.

But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden’s father, a well-known Christian radio host, has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son’s hands; Braden is the key witness in the upcoming trial.

Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four-mile-per-hour pitch al- ready has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden’s saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch.

Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.

3 comments:

michellesminions said...

Wow, this sounds intense. I've seen it but this is the first time I've read the synopsis. It sounds like it could appeal to a lot of different people, bot just YA readers. Great pick!

Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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Missie said...

Looks great, thanks for bringing it to my attention!
New follower, super cute blog!
Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

This looks really intense. I've seen it around, but will probably read a couple of reviews before I decide. Great pick! I hope you love it!