Waiting on Wednesday (40): Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming books whose releases are being eagerly awaited. Bloggers are encouraged to join in and post about the book they’re looking forward to reading.



Little Brown Books for Young Readers | December 24, 2013

It’s time to meet your new roomie.

When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl’s summer — and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.

As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they’ve never met.

National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr and acclaimed author Tara Altebrando join forces for a novel about growing up, leaving home, and getting that one fateful e-mail that assigns your college roommate.

I kind of love Sara Zarr after reading her book The Lucy Variations, and was super excited to see this one. It just sounds like a fun, real book. I don’t know what it is about roommate books, but they can be really fun reads!

What are you waiting for? 



6 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (40): Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

  1. I’ve heard of this one, but based on one person’s review of the ending I’m not sure I want to read it in case it disappoints. I’ll probably wait for more reviews when it’s finally out.
    I hope you can read and enjoy though!

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