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Waiting for You

Title

Waiting for You

Publisher

Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780142415757

Pages

336 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

Keywords

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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