Love And Leftovers

Paperback | May 13, 2014

bySarah Tregay

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Romantic and bittersweet, Love and Leftovers captures one girl's experience with family, friends, and love. Dragged to New Hampshire for the summer, Marcie soon realizes that her mom has no plans for them to return to Marcie's father in Idaho. As Marcie starts at a new school, without her ragtag group of friends called the Leftovers, a new romance heats up, but she struggles to understand what love really means.

Perfect for fans of romances like Anna and the French Kiss and those by Sarah Dessen as well as readers of poetry, Love and Leftovers is a beautiful and fresh take on love.

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Romantic and bittersweet, Love and Leftovers captures one girl's experience with family, friends, and love. Dragged to New Hampshire for the summer, Marcie soon realizes that her mom has no plans for them to return to Marcie's father in Idaho. As Marcie starts at a new school, without her ragtag group of friends called the Leftovers, a...

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My wish is to fall cranium over Converse in dizzy daydream-worthy love. (If only it were that easy.)Marcie has been dragged away from home for the summer—from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. She's left behind her friends, a group of freaks and geeks called the Leftovers, including her emo-rocker boyfriend, and her fathe...

Sarah Tregay is a graphic designer and the author ofLove and Leftovers. When she isn't jotting down poems at stoplights, Sarah can be found hanging out with her "little sister" from Big Brothers Big Sisters. She lives in Eagle, Idaho, with her husband, two Boston terriers, and an Appaloosa named Mr. Pots.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 1.05 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062023608

ISBN - 13:9780062023605

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful debut novel in verse I’m a sucker for a good romantic book, so I picked up LOVE & LEFTOVERS thinking I was going to get a nice, easy, weekend read. What I wasn’t expecting was the beautifully crafted novel in verse that not only delivered a sigh-worthy love story, but also a nuanced account of a teen’s struggle with family dysfunction and the consequences of her own ill-advised actions. Marcie is a very relatable and sympathetic character and even though she makes some big mistakes, she doesn’t make them in a vacuum and it is easy to understand how she was led astray. I also loved Danny, Marcie’s father’s partner and the ‘leftovers’, Marcie’s group of friends that don’t fit in any other clique, so they make up their own. Tregay did a great job drawing these wonderful characters and I think teens will love this real, honest and very sexy story.
Date published: 2012-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED LOVED LOVED IT I enjoy novels in verse but I have to say this was one of the best ones I've had the pleasure of reading and also one of the best contemporary YA novels I've read in a while. The story flowed flawlessly, and Marcie was a well written, likeable main character. The language had a rich depth and it's almost impossible to pick a quote that I loved more than others, because there are so many to choose from. This one stands out for me: "I can't believe he doesn't think I understand. I do. Your arms ache to hold someone- you move in slow motion from one hug to the next so you won't jostle the warm feeling off your shoulders before the next hug comes your way." The story is compelling , sprinkled with the perfect combination of funny, serious and steamy moments. It's well written and even those readers who may have shied away from reading novels in verse before will not regret picking Love & Leftovers up. Highly Recommended. www.lostinthelibrary.com
Date published: 2012-01-07

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Amazing. The most delicious love story I've read in ages. And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going back for seconds. - Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of the Internet Girls series, Bliss, and ShineThe author does a terrific job of keeping the plot moving by using poetry to her advantage. Reluctant readers will appreciate the brevity while poetic souls will appreciate the format. - School Library Journal (starred review)Although the words are simple, the themes of Love & Leftovers are not. The cover art will attract readers. It is worth the read." - Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)