Monday, February 20, 2012
Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
Release Date: December 27th
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.
Love and Leftovers was a quick and sweet, but very different kind of love story and I enjoyed it..a lot! Ms. Tregay's writing had a flow and to be honest, this is the first book that I've read in poem-form way (?) and I really enjoyed it!
Marcie was such a strong person. I loved how she helped her mom when she was at her worst, but felt sorry for her when she was down and couldn't find somebody to lean, although that doesn't give her any right to go and cheat on her boyfriend. That's the part where I got annoyed. Linus was very sweet, and he was both a boyfriend and a best friend for Marcie!
The story developed quickly and the ending had me satisfied. I can't wait to see what Ms. Tregay has to offer more, because I really enjoyed her writing!