All We Can Do Is Wait by Richard Lawson

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Read All We Can Do Is Wait Online Free - In the hours after a bridge collapse rocks their city, a group of Boston teenagers meet in the waiting room of Massachusetts General Hospital:

Siblings Jason and Alexa have already experienced enough grief for a lifetime, so in this moment of confusion and despair, Alexa hopes that she can look to her brother for support. But a secret Jason has been keeping from his sister threatens to tear the siblings apart…right when they need each other most.

Scott is waiting to hear about his girlfriend, Aimee, who was on a bus with her theater group when the bridge went down. Their relationship has been rocky, but Scott knows that if he can just see Aimee one more time, if she can just make it through this ordeal and he can tell her he loves her, everything will be all right.

And then there’s Skyler, whose sister Kate—the sister who is more like a mother, the sister who is basically Skyler’s everything—was crossing the bridge when it collapsed. As the minutes tick by without a word from the hospital staff, Skyler is left to wonder how she can possibly move through life without the one person who makes her feel strong when she’s at her weakest.

Title : All We Can Do Is Wait
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ISBN : 0448494116
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 277 pages


Larry rated it ★★★☆☆

February 14, 2018

3.5 stars here. It seemed like just another day in Boston. And then, without warning, the Tobin Bridge collapses, with about 100 cars on its span at the time. These were people just going about their business—students, parents, families, people racing to work or school or home or to some other obl...

Erin rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 05, 2018

Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. Beautiful cover, heartfelt premise, good writing and teen angst that director John Hughes would have lapped up like a cat with cream. But I felt a whole lot of nothing because as exciting as the premise sounded, there was...

Mandy rated it ★★★★☆

February 02, 2018

This was like super super super well-written? Like, if this is how debuts are going to be for 2018, I might be finally able to break my rating slump because this was super good. It was raw and real and just exactly all the heartbreak and emotion that I thought it was going to be. To explain the b...

Brandon rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 30, 2018

Such a disappointment. Didn't enjoy his writing style at all - kind of pretentious and feels the need to over-explain the narrative to the reader. Would have been better in more capable hands.

Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

March 18, 2018

4.5 stars. review to come

Neville rated it ★★★★☆

February 21, 2018

All We Can Do Is Wait is a novel that focuses on a group of teenagers who are waiting in a hospital to find out the fate of their loved ones after a tragic bridge collapse. It is not a fast-paced adventure or survival story, but rather a character study of how different people react to tragedy. M...

Ally (book__ventures) rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2018

For All We Can Do Is Wait being Richard Lawson's debut novel, I was blown away. Lawson tackles a horrific story full of so much relatable pain and turns it into a beautiful, heart-wrenching story line. Synopsis: In the hours after a bridge collapse rocks their city, a group of Boston teenagers mee...

Amanda rated it ★★★★☆

February 13, 2018

Stories about disparate people coming together and telling their stories from multiple perspectives are my favorite kind of stories, which is why I was so intrigued by and exited for this book. And I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint. The characters are each so interesting in their own way and...

Amy's Book Reviews rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 12, 2018

1.5 STARS Do you like a ton of backstory and not much story? How about almost all telling and little showing? Or perhaps books that are supposed to be emotional and make you feel nothing? If so, ALL WE CAN DO IS WAIT is what you’re looking for. I loved debut writer Richard Lawson’s premise: 6 stranger...

Stephanie rated it ★★★★☆

March 01, 2018

Overall, this was a good story of strangers being forced to sit with each other and bond over a bridge collapse while they wait to hear the fates of their family and friends. It ends suddenly, and a little predictable, but I would use it as a way to teach empathy in classrooms or schools.

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