Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

Release date: Dec 22, 2011
My wish
is to fall
cranium over Converse
in dizzy, daydream-worthy
When her parents split, Marcie is dragged from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. She leaves behind her friends, a group of freaks and geeks called the Leftovers, including her emo-rocker boyfriend, and her father.

By the time Labor Day rolls around, Marcie suspects this "vacation" has become permanent. She starts at a new school where a cute boy brings her breakfast and a new romance heats up. But understanding love, especially when you've watched your parents' affections end, is elusive. What does it feel like, really? can you even know it until you've lost it?

Love and Leftovers is a beautifully written story of one girl’s journey navigating family, friends, and love, and a compelling and sexy read that teens will gobble up whole.

As soon as I saw this one I knew I had to read and put it on my wishlist immediately. A novel-in-verse and there's a ton of romance in it? I haven't come across that too much in my exploration of novel-in-verse summaries so I'm hoping there's going to be something real special about it. Can't wait!


  1. Okay, I've never read a novel in verse, but this sounds like a great one to try out! :) Great pick! :)

  2. That sounds like a very interesting read! I have never read a novel in verse, so I should check this one out! Great pick!

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  3. Novels in verse are so much more packed with emotion, I've found. Or maybe that's just because I've mostly read Ellen Hopkins. Either way, Love and Leftovers looks like a heartfelt and lovely contemporary romance.

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