Title: Love & Leftovers
Author: Sarah Tregay
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books, an imprint of HarperCollins
Publication Date: December 27, 2011
Source: ARC from publisher
My wish is to fall cranium over Converse in dizzy daydream-worthy love.
(If only it were that easy.)
Marcie has been dragged away from home for the summer—from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. She’s left 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 “summer vacation” has become permanent. She has to start at a new school, and there she leaves behind her Leftover status when 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 & 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.
I did enjoy reading about the group of Leftovers, including Marcie’s boyfriend, Linus, and Marcie’s best friend, Katie. For me they were the highlight of the book and played a big role in my enjoyment of the book.
If you haven’t read a verse book and are thinking of trying one, I would recommend this book because I think it’s a good jumping point to get used to the style and flow of verse.