Hardcover, 448 pgs.
Published December 27th, 2011 by HarperCollins
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.
I’m gonna keep this one short and sweet since there are so many reviews out there right now. Just want you to get the general idea of my feelings for this one.
I love verse novels and this one totally lived up to my expectations! The style flowed well, the characters stood out and the plot was well done.
Marcie is a person I ‘got’. I loved her personality and her thought process. I loved how she worked so hard to be so perfect for everyone. Supporting her mother while dealing with her father being gay and trying to support him as well, to her long distance relationship and friendships, and then feeling lonely and taking any sort of love and attention she can get.
I loved that I didn’t know who Marcie would be with. Or if she would maybe end up alone. I had no idea how it would play out. I loved both guys even while I felt suspicious when she did. I loved how it all went and thought it was brilliant.
Definitely a winner guys! I highly suggest you pick it up!