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Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti

Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti

Release Date: May 14, 2009
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 288

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.

This was my first time reading Colasanti, and I really enjoyed it! She definitely has a style to her writing, it was simplistic and enjoyable. It flowed very nicely, making it a very easy read.

Waiting for You is an emotional, fun, sort of coming of age story all centered around a first love. Although I predicted whom our heroine would end up with ultimately, it didn't keep me from turning the pages at warp speed! I liked the serious elements that Colasanti presented too. It was definitely not something I was expecting, but I think it really added to the overall prose of the story.

To me the characters were a little clich├ęd, not saying that's necessarily a bad thing, but it didn't make them stand out amongst the throngs of awesome YA characters.

I'm going to have to pick up a copy of her other novels, probably When It Happens, I've heard great things about that one. Colasanti will be an author I'll pick up in the future.

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Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti + young adult