Waiting for You

Waiting for You

Book - 2009
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Fifteen-year-old high school sophomore Marisa, who has an anxiety disorder, decides that this is the year she will get what she wants--a boyfriend and a social life--but things do not turn out exactly the way she expects them to.
Publisher: New York : Viking Childrens Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780670011308
Call Number: COLASANTI
Characteristics: 322 p. ; cm.
Subjects: Love stories.
Divorce -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Anxiety disorders -- Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.


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Jul 03, 2016

As much as the other reviews rave about this book, I think otherwise. There were many times where Marisa's character bothered the ever-living-crud out of me, and I was tempted to abandon the book (which I rarely do). However, the story is told from a 15 year olds perspective, so there is heavy usage of "like" and "goes". Also, almost all the "plot twists" were very predictable, which was disappointing. That being said, I did enjoy the - albeit brief - mention of the separation of parents and how kids cope, as well as Marisa's struggle with depression.

Jul 30, 2015

Amazing!!! I could not believe how much I related to this book. It gave me a lot to think about and the romance side to it was so cute! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

Oct 29, 2013

Loved It!!!

Jul 01, 2013

Great book If you love romance novels this is the one Its all about searching for the One but realizing they were right in front of you

highachiever Jun 20, 2013

This book was really good loved it !!

May 03, 2012

The best book ever. I coundn't stop reading it. :D

Apr 09, 2011

I read A LOT of books, and yet some how. This is my favorite book. It is SO SO SOOOO good. :) an dI'm a picky reader. I seriously recommend it!!!

Jan 23, 2011

it is a great book however kids under 10 shouldnt read because of the context of the book, but i highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys reading about other peoples life stories

Nov 09, 2010

I really loved this book. Its like i was reading my own life but with some changes. (seeing as i didn't go through a depressed phase and my parents aren't divorced) but what marisa is feeling i could relate to. i would recommend this book to anyone since it is so enjoyable.

Nov 04, 2010

Easily the most relatable writing style I have ever seen. It's literally as if you are sitting on the couch while a friend tells you her story. It's beautiful! By the time the book ended, I felt totally at home in Marisa's world. The perfect mix of heavy subjects and light comedy (from the narrator). This is a book that ANYONE should read, and I DO mean anyone.

Although it did have a somewhat predictable ending, it was very sweet and fit the story so well. It also taught some good lessons; but I'll let you figure those out when you read it. Which you will. Because it's awesome. Now. :)

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highachiever Jun 20, 2013

Lets just say I learned a lot from this book

Kadie2 Aug 17, 2012

Marisa, a fifteen-year-old high school student with an anxiety disorder is looking for a change. Starting her sophmore year, she is determined to have a boyfriend and a social life, but life never turns out how you plan it.


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highachiever Jun 20, 2013

Hug Me harder

Apr 21, 2012

"You cannot convince a guy to like you"


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