December 27, 2011

Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay


My wish 
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. (click here to learn more)

Epic Wins:

  • Message 1- Sometimes all you have to do is listen. 
  • Message 2- Bad things happen to good people all the time, it's the choices we make and the attitude we have towards these bad things that define who we are. 
  • Message 3- Forgiveness is hard to give but love is even harder to find. 
  • The Leftovers- (Marcie's group of friends who are really just a bunch of misfits who fit together) I like the idea that despite their differences (and similarities) these kid banded together. 
  • This novel is in verse. Now I know to some people this is a total turn off but I thought it fit well with the story being told. I love the way that it's set up like poetry but still tells an accurate story. 
  • Because of that bullet point *points up above* this book was a fast and quick read, which I loved. 
  • Sam- In reality she said like twenty words in the whole book but what she said made me laugh so much that it didn't matter, I loved her right away. She calls JD a cereal dater, which is true. 
  • Marcie- Even though I found her hard to relate to at times, I loved the way she worded things like this; "My wish, is to fall, cranium over Converse, in dizzy, daydream-worthy, love."
  • Katie- She was Marcie's voice of reason when she was too lost in her own head. She was honest and out going.
  • The writing was like sweet, slow dripping honey, golden and I can't wait to read some more from Tregay.

Epic Fails:

  • JD knocked Marcie out of orbit for a while, he was a very confusing catalyst. 
  • Marcie had some ideals that were very... puzzling. 

A beautifully written love story. I am a huge fan of verse and this didn't disappoint. 

just sayin, 

1 comment:

  1. As soon as I first saw the cover and title of this one, I really wanted to it so I'm so happy to hear it's good! The messages in in sound like great ones, and I'm always happy to see that a book is written in verse. Great review! :)


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