Waiting for You

By Susane Colasanti
Viking Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780670011308, 319pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List
“Susane Colasanti delivers a great young adult read for any teen who is struggling with the drama of early high school years. High school sophomore Marisa is smart and charming as she navigates the battlefield that is teen dating. In the end, though, she finds the person that she knew she was waiting for, and he was waiting for her, too.”
— Darcie Lochinski, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI

Read Susane Colasanti's posts on the Penguin Blog.
At the beginning of her sophomore year, Marisa is ready for a fresh start and, more importantly, a boyfriend. So when the handsome and popular Derek asks her out, Marisa thinks her long wait for happiness is over. But several bumps in the road including her parents unexpected separation, a fight with her best friend, and a shocking disappointment in her relationship with Derek test Marisa's ability to maintain her new outlook. Only the anonymous DJ, whose underground podcasts have the school's ear, seems to understand what Marisa is going through. But she has no idea who he is or does she?

In "Waiting For You," this third romantic novel from Susane Colasanti, Marisa learns how to be in the Now and realizes that the love she's been waiting for has been right in front of her all along.

About the Author
Susane Colasanti is the author of When It Happens, Take Me There, and Waiting for You. Before becoming a full-time author, Susane was a high school science teacher for almost ten years. She lives in New York City.
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