Love and Leftovers
A Novel in Verse
By Sarah Tregay
(Katherine Tegen Books, Hardcover, 9780062023582, 432pp.)
Publication Date: December 2011
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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 summerfrom Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. Shes 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 youve watched your parents affections end, is elusive. What does it feel like, really? Can you even know it until youve lost it?
Love & Leftovers is a beautifully written story of one girls journey navigating family, friends, and love, and a compelling and sexy read that teens will gobble up whole.