All We Can Do Is Wait by Richard Lawson
Overview: The Tobin Bridge has collapsed. Those are the words that changed the lives of five teens, bringing them together. Skylar, Morgan, Scott, Jason, and Alexa are all in the waiting room together. Through the bond created by their shared fear about their loved ones, truths come out of the woodwork and they form connections they will never forget. Overall: 4.5
Characters: 5 I loved all the characters. For how large the cast was, I felt like I got to know them all very well. They each come from difficult situations in their regular lives that are further complicated by their loved ones in jeopardy and yet they're able to bond together to confront their terrible situation like a family.
Plot: 5 I've found that I'll a huge fan of books that take place over a condensed time period. Much like another of my recent favorites, Nothing Left To Burn, the story alternates between the present hospital scenes and the character's past, most pivotal moments allowing the reader to latch on to the immediacy of the moment while getting to know the character more intimately.
Writing: 4.5 I thought that the shifting, limited third person worked well for this book. It allowed the reader to get to know the large group quite well and also provided prospectives aside from their own on each of the main characters. My only complaint was that the chapters are super long, but I get that sort of thing is really just a personal taste issue.
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