Monday, August 29, 2011

Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti


It's sophomore year, and Marisa is ready for a fresh start and, hopefully, her first real boyfriend. But after popular Derek asks her out, things get complicated. Not only do her parents unexpectedly separate, but Marisa has a fight with her best friend, and Derek?the love of her life?delivers a shocking disappointment. The only things keeping Marisa together are the podcasts from the anonymous DJ, who seems to totally understand Marisa. But she doesn't know who he is ... or maybe she does.


I really enjoyed this book. It had good elements of how friendship can really develop into love. Colasanti writing was precise on describing how two teenagers can fall in love. The whole story develops around Marisa. You can relate to Marisa as a teenager. I felt it during my whole teenage years. I wish I was 17 again and want to re-do high school. High school has its ups and downs but, there is always a boy to save the day. Even if he is nerdy and sort of cute just like Nash. 

Nash is a funny character, whom I liked. But any of Colasanti's male leads are all unique, and they always get the girl! I was rooting for Nash from day one. Even with her relationship with Derek which I thought she was too clingy. She was feeling something for the live podcast guy on the radio, discussing about problems and gossip at school. 

Overall, a good read, I look forward to many more books by this author, this is my third, so it has to mean that I like her writing! If you like any of her other books, I recommend you read this one



  1. I'm listening to When it Happens by the same author on audiobook right now and will definitely buy this one for Kindle or as Paperback! Thanks for the review :-)
    _yay_ @

  2. i saw this one on edelweiss and forgot to write down the title! wanted to give it a read and see if it would work for some of my students (high school). they are always looking for YA recs. thanks so much for reminding me about this one and glad you enjoyed it.

  3. The story was just very realistic and at first it was kind of lame, but it got really good. It involves so much of what teenagers actually go through. Plus the upside is that it has just enough sweetness. Not too cheesy but not too negative.


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