Monday, March 23, 2009
Waiting for You - Susane Colasanti
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 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.
I really enjoyed this book. This is the first book I’ve read by Susane Colasanti, but I know it won’t be the last. While the beginning was slow, once the story really got rolling, I was hooked – and I couldn’t put it down.
Part of why I liked this book so much was because Marisa was very easy to relate to. She has that kind of personality where she could be friends with anyone, and it makes it really easy to relate to her.
Waiting For You is one of those books where you’re reading about series issues such as depression and divorce, but it won’t feel like it because it’s really cute and funny – and it’s a good mixture of the serious stuff with the really cute and funny stuff.
Overall, Waiting For You was a really good read, I just wish that it would’ve been quicker in the beginning, because, to me, it seemed to drag on.
Waiting For You will be released on May 14th.