Title: Waiting for You
Author(s): Susane Colasanti
Release Date: May 14, 2009
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Synopsis(Goodreads): 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 Waiting For You, 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.
My Review: I bought this book for the wrong reason. I bought it because it was four dollars. I hadn't read the synopsis or anything else by this author, but, come on it was four dollars. So I snatched it up and put it on my shelf to look pretty, not knowing when I would read it. But there comes a time in every readers life that something happens, and that something is a reading slump. So in an attempt to get out of it I grabbed this book, and I'm glad I did.
When the book started, I was excited. It was summer turning to fall, Marisa was exciting, and everything started off good. But then Marisa started to talk about Derek and all she talked about was Derek and that when I had a problem. Now don't get me wrong, I love a good romance. Just, not a "I'm obsessed with you and I want the whole world to know it" romance. That just gets old.
But I kept going. I was still interested. And as the book progressed I kept getting more interested. The writing style was really good, even if it was kind of typical contemporary. The book went along nicely with no slow dragging parts and I really enjoyed it.
My Rating: 4 worms because although this book was interesting, I had some issues with Marisa. Otherwise this book was definitely one to check out.