DIVerse Families
 
Waiting for You

Title

Waiting for You

Publisher

Penguin Young Readers Group

Pages

336 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780142415757

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; Divorce; separated parents; divorced parents; co-parenting; two homes

Annotation

It's sophomore year, and Marisa is ready for a fresh start and, hopefully, her first real boyfriend. But after popular Derek asks her out, things get complicated. Not only do her parents unexpectedly separate, but Marisa has a fight with her best friend, and Derek, the love of her life, delivers a shocking disappointment. The only things keeping Marisa together are the podcasts from the anonymous DJ, who seems to totally understand Marisa. But she doesn't know who he is ... or maybe she does.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

anxiety disorders; dating; family life; interpersonal relations; affairs; depression

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Waiting for You

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