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Review: Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

Posted on the 29 November 2011 by Roshini
Title: Love and LeftoversAuthor: Sarah TregayRelease Date: December 27, 2011Publisher: HarperTeenSource: Around the World ARC Tours
Review: Love and Leftovers by Sarah TregaySynopsis (via Goodreads): 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.

In a Sentence: Love and Leftovers is a sweet contemporary novel told in verse.Review: Love and Leftovers is only the second novel written in verse that I've read, and I'm so glad that I did. I loved the verse writing and Marcie's narration. The poetry flows easily and the book is very fast paced. Love and Leftovers is difficult to put down. I stayed up late reading this book. I'd think "okay I'll read one more page" but one page ended up turning into two hundred, LOL.

I liked the characters. Each one was unique and memorable in their own way, especially Marcie.
Be sure to pick this one up when it releases. Even if you're not a fan of books told in verse, I'd still recommend Love and Leftovers if you enjoy contemporary YA.
STARS Cover Thoughts: 4/5 Very cute. I like the pages in the background.-Brynne

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