Can’t-Wait Wednesday: One of Us by Craig DiLouie

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

One of Us by Craig DiLouie

(July, 17 2018 by Orbit)

Seems like the type of story where I am going to get way too attached and empathetic with our protagonist. Because of the release date, this may be the one book of break that I request for review.

About the Book:

They call him Dog.

Enoch is a teenage boy growing up in a rundown orphanage in Georgia during the 1980s. Abandoned from the moment they were born, Enoch and his friends are different. People in the nearby town whisper that the children from the orphanage are monsters.

The orphanage is not a happy home. Brutal teachers, farm labor, and communal living in a crumbling plantation house are Enoch’s standard day to day. But he dreams of growing up to live among the normals as a respected man. He believes in a world less cruel, one where he can be loved.

One night, Enoch and his friends share a campfire with a group of normal kids. As mutual fears subside, friendships form, and living together doesn’t seem so out of reach.

But then a body is found, and it may be the spark that ignites revolution.

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12 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: One of Us by Craig DiLouie

  1. Tammy says:

    Me too! Im very curious about this and want to read it. Great pick, DJ😁


  2. This sounds pretty interesting 🙂


  3. Yes, I’ve got my eye on this one!


  4. @lynnsbooks says:

    I’ve seen this somewhere but not sure where but had no idea what it was about. It sounds really good. I’ll keep my eyes peeled – actually that sounds painful so maybe I won’t!
    Lynn 😀

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  5. I hadn’t heard of this! It sounds excellent. Thanks for the post. I am pro any books teaching kids to be loving and tolerant.


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