Title: Waiting For You
Author: Susane Colasanti
Started Date: September 17, 2012
Finished Date: September 21, 2012
Rating: 4/5 stars
“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.”
A very cute story… I think everyone can relate to this book, especially if you’re in high school. Even if you’re old enough, the book will bring you back your childhood and teenage memories.
At first, I find it very boring, there are so many confusing parts that I couldn’t handle. And the lead, Marisa, is very annoying, she has too many thoughts in her mind and a lot of insecurities. I don’t remember someone as insecure like her. So maybe you’ll hate the first 15 chapters, because that’s where I got bored. But I promise you it will get better.
I know, I know, the book is kind of predictable, especially when you take a look of the cover itself. You’ll get the ending of it. But the other half of the book is really amazing that I can’t put it down. There have been a lot of changes in their personalities, they changed and became better, because of some significant factors in their lives like family drama, school stuff and relationships. I got hooked on how cool Nash is, especially how he makes her happy, on how he remember things, and how he loves bells so much.
To everyone who started reading this book, or to those who will start it, always remember don’t give up on it. Better things will come your way. You’ll be surprise that it will give you highlights from your own teenage life, and how you will relate to it, and it will make you remember how strong you became through the years.
We all do have the same sentiments, especially when we are waiting for the one. But we don’t have to wait, we just need to look around us.
I have so many favorite quotes from the book, but let me give you one:
“When someone rips your heart out, there’s nothing you can do to change how you feel about them. You just have to keep feeling that way until it goes away. Until it never does.”- page 185