Teen Book Review – All We Can Do Is Wait

Reviewed by Anuragini Arora

 

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All We Can Do Is Wait by Richard Lawson follows the lives of five teenagers through flashbacks and memories after the Tobin Bridge collapses. They meet in the waiting room of the Boston General Hospital while waiting for news of their loved ones.

Jason and Alexa are waiting for news of their parents. Both wish that the beautiful summer of their past before everything went wrong, when their family was happy and they were all spending time with Kyle (their friend in Cape Cod), would come back. Skyler is waiting for news of her sister Kate, to whom she owes everything. Morgan is waiting for news of her father, who raised her in the most difficult circumstances. And Scott is waiting for news of his girlfriend Aimee, who is worth more than everything to him.

All We Can Do Is Wait deals with relationships, grief, and dreams and forces you to think about what you would do if you had to cope with a tragedy. Each character has dealt with his or her own sadness and unique traumas, but what is common is their desire to make everything right again.

When I started reading All We Can Do Is Wait, I thought it was slow and uneventful. But I realized that in a moment like that, when everything we have is in jeopardy, all we can do is wait (and maybe hope a little). Richard Lawson’s first novel is emotional, intriguing, thought-provoking, sincere, and utterly real.

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New Graphic Novels 4/30

  • Saucer Country by Paul Cornell
  • Batman the Dark Knight Master Race by Frank Miller
  • Complete Doc Unknown by Fabian Rangel Jr.
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Who Run the World? Squirrels
  • Fables bk 11 by Bill Willingham
  • Fables bk 12 by Bill Willingham
  • Fables bk 13 by Bill Willingham
  • Fables bk 14 by Bill Willingham
  • The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury
  • Solid State by Jonathan Coulton
  • Descender 4 by Jeff Lemire
  • Birthright vol 4-5 by Joshua Williamson
  • Reborn Book One by Mark Millar
  • Street Angel 2 by Jim Rugg
  • The Complete Phonogram by Kieron Gillen
  • Velvet 1-3 by Ed Brubaker
  • Tokyo Ghost 1-2 by Rick Remender
  • Simpsons Comics: Shake Up
  • Simpsons Comics: Supernova
  • Bart Simpson: Big Shot!
  • Simpsons Comics: Chaos
  • The Wicked + The Divine by Gillen
  • Horimiya #9
  • Black Butler #24 by Yana Toboso
  • Rivers of London # 2: Night Witch by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Rivvers of London #3: Black Mould by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Preacher Book Two
  • Pretty Deadly Volume 2: The Bear by Kelly DeConnick
  • Attack on Titan #20
  • Preacher
  • Street Angel
  • Doctor Strange 3
  • Doctor Strange 4
  • Fables #8
  • The Punisher #3
  • The Punisher #2
  • The Punisher #1
  • Jessica Jones: Alias #2
  • Jessica Jones: Alias #3
  • Fables #10
  • Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern #2
  • Nightwing Vol. IV #2
  • Black Panther #3
  • Justice League of America #1-7
  • Titans: The Lazarus Contract #8
  • Batman/The Flash: The Button Vol. III
  • Superman: Superman Reborn Vol. IV 3.5
  • Superman: The Coming of the Supermen
  • Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet #1-3
  • Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2
  • Indestructible Hulk: Gods and Monster #2
  • Luke Cage: Sins of the Father
  • Harley Quinn Volume 2 #2
  • Deathstroke: The Gospel of Slade
  • Black Widow: No More Secrets
  • Star Wars: Han Solo
  • Supergirl: Escape from the Phantom Zone
  • Ms Marvel: Mecca
  • Saga Volume 8
  • Hawkeye: Masks
  • The Mighty Captain Marvel
  • Trinity Vol. 2: Dead Space
  • Superwoman Vol. 2: Rediscovery
  • The Maxx Volume 1-7
  • The Crow by James O’Barr
  • Wonder Woman Vol. V #4
  • Boundless by Jillian Tamaki
  • Jane by Aline McKenna
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Flinstones Volume 1
  • Jessica Jones Vol 2: The Secrets of Maria Hill
  • Grandville Force Majeure by Bryan Talbot
  • Princess Jellyfish 6 & 7
  • Calamity Jane
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1: Communication Breakdown
  • Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Vol 2: Source Code
  • Batgirl Vol 2: Son of Penguin
  • Motor Crush by Brenden Fletcher
  • The Flinstones Vol 2
  • Rashomon by Victor Santos
  • Poppies of Iraq by Brigitte Findakly
  • Mishadra by Iasmin Ata
  • The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
  • Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen
  • As The Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman
  • Deadpool: The World’s Greatest Vol 1 & 2
  • Jessica Jones: the Pulse Vol 1-3
  • Black Butler #25
  • Black Lightning Year One
  • Rivers of London: Detective Stories by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Shiver by Junji Ito
  • Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
  • Preacher Vol 4
  • Your Name Vol. 1
  • Your Name Vol. 2
  • Wayward Book 1
  • Wayward Book 2
  • The Street Angle Gang
  • Descender Volume 5
  • Bitch Planet Volume 1
  • Paper Girls Book One
  • East West The Apocalypse: Year One (1-3)
  • East West The Apocalypse: Year Two (4-6)
  • Remender Low
  • Black Panther and the Crew (1-6)
  • The Hunting Accident
  • Run for It by Marcelo d’Salete
  • Presden Filre: Dog Men by Jim Butcher
  • Strange Fruit by J.G. Jones
  • Rocket Girl by Brandon Montclare
  • Wytches by Scott Snyder
  • Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron
  • Joe Frankenstein by Graham Nolan
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 7
  • A.D. After Death Vol 1-3 by Scott Snyder
  • Monstress Vol 1-2 by Marjorie Liu
  • Midnight of the Soul by Howard Chaykin
  • American Gods #1-9 by Neil Gaiman
  • Nailbiter The Murder Edition Vol. 1 by Joshua Williamson
  • Nailbiter The Murder Edition Vol. 2 by Joshua Williamson
  • Fatale Deluxe Edition Vol. 2
  • Preacher: book 6
  • Red Sonja Vol. 2
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New Audiobooks 4/23

  • The Higgs Boson and Beyond by Sean Carroll
  • After the New Testament by Bart D. Ehrman
  • The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
  • Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory by Peter Vishton
  • Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
  • The Girl Before by JP Delaney
  • The Late Show by Michael Connelly
  • Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig
  • Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris
  • Proving Ground by Peter Blauner
  • Murder Games by James Patterson
  • The Western Star by Craig Johnson
  • Eye of the Beholder by Lowell Cauffiel
  • Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  • Pachinko by Min Lee
  • An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal
  • What Happened by Hillary Clinton
  • Star wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
  • Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi
  • Glass Houses by Louise Penny
  • Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Witch by Ronald Hutton
  • Wild Horse Country by David Philipps
  • The Hunter Killers by Dan Hampton
  • Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire
  • Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King
  • Balance by Carol Svec
  • Here in Berlin by Cristina Garcia
  • Exoplanets by Michael Summers
  • The Art of Death by Edwidge Danticat
  • The Last Days of Café Leila by Donia Bijan
  • The Windfall by Diksha Basu
  • The Little French Bistro by Nina George
  • Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz
  • A Column of Fire by Ken Follett
  • Origin by Dan Brown
  • Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
  • The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
  • The Great Passage by Shion Miura
  • Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
  • Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich
  • The Child by Fiona Barton
  • Grant by Ron Chernow
  • The Mountain by Paul Yoon
  • The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
  • A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
  • Ranger Games by Ben Blum
  • Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush
  • The Demon Crown by James Rollins
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
  • Mad Country by Samrat Upadhyay
  • Inside the White House by Ronald Kessler
  • The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness by Paula Poundstone
  • Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
  • The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
  • In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
  • Nomadland: Surviving America in the twenty-first century by Jessica Bruder
  • Play like a Girl: How a soccer school in Kenya’s slums started a revolution by Ellie Roscher
  • Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
  • Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  • Dining In by Alison Roman
  • Artemis by Andy Weir
  • Fall from Grace by Danielle Steel
  • Bear Town Fredrik Backman
  • Robicheaux by James Lee Burke
  • Ghetto Side by Jill Leovy
  • The Wife between Us by Greer Hendricks
  • Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • Little boy Lost by J.D. Trafford
  • Look for Me by Lisa Gardner
  • Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh
  • Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence
  • Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh
  • The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang
  • Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
  • An Unkindness by Rivers Solomon
  • Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman
    Poison by John Lescroart
  • The Plot is Murder by V.M. Burns
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
  • Private by James Patterson & Kathryn Fox
  • The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
  • Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
  • The Origins of Creativity by Edward Wilson
  • The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau by Graeme Burnet
  • The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay
  • American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee
  • Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
  • A World of Three Zeros by Muhammad Yunus
  • The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz
  • Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser
  • Bad Dreams and Other Stories by Tessa Hadley
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama: an Appeal to the World
  • Death in D Minor by Alexia Gordon
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