Read Susane Colasanti's posts on the Penguin Blog. 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.
Girl Reads, Grades 5-8 (SPARK) Posted May 24, 2013