Sunday, August 9, 2009

Review: Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti

Title: Waiting for You
Author: Susane Colasanti
Publisher: Penquin Books
Pages: 319
Rating: 3.5

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.


Marisa is starting her sophomore year of high school and she's earning for a new start. It doesn't start out very well, but soon she's got the boy she's always dreamed of dating. Along with not getting her fresh start, things start going bad and she falls into a sort of depression state relying on a hidden DJ who really understands her, the thing is does she know him or not?

I was sort of iffy about this book, I never really read any other Susane Colasanti books before so I can't really compare. I liked the plot and how she incorrperated the amount of support we really have in life. From friends to familes.

The writing was overall good, but there were some parts I just couldn't stand. A lot of the time, throughout the book, the dialouge has 'She was like," and anything around that. It got on my nerves.

I liked Nash a lot. He secretly liked Marisa ever since he knew her. Yet he stays quiet. Even if he's not what Marisa wants, she figures out later on that he is what she wants. It kind of shows you that you can't always look at the outside picture. He was sweet and I wish every boy was like that...

Overall, I recommend this book to anyone. It's what most every girl should read. If they're a sucker for happy endings, you'll love this book. Just like I did. I would give a higher rating, but that part about the "she was like, he was all...etc." got on my nerves... remember?

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