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