Release Date: May 14th, 2009
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.
Genre: Young Adult Romance
This was my first time reading one of Susane's books and it won't be the last! Her writing style is so great, everything flows perfectly. She builds up a great romance story, but makes it realistic by adding, for example in this book, best friend hardships and the separation of the main character's parents.
The story seems light and fun when you pick it up, but underneath the cover lies another story that is fast paced and heart wrenching. I literally could not put this book down, I finished it in a day. (If staying up until 1:00 in the morning counts as finishing it in a day..) Overall, I think that Colasanti does not disappoint in this book and I will definitely be picking up some more of her books such as Keep Holding On, which I am so excited to read.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, it's a really fast read so you should check it out!