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Waiting for you is a classic coming of age novel spanning a good year of one teen girls life Marisa is easy to relate to Almost too easy, taking me back to those high school days where little things small fights with your best bud are the big things Marisa has recently struggled with anxiety and depression and throughout the book sometimes slips back into that place It s handled expertly, delving straight into the mind of a teenager with a light touch, never taking the path of melodrama.Likewise, family issues in the novel are tackled well, as Marisa comes to terms with the image of the family she thought she had and the reality of her parents separation there s anger, hurt, resentment, disappointment and a yearning to make sense of it all.The romance It s a complicated one There s two boys in the picture and a mysterious third guy There s juggling of boyfriends and best friends There s daydreaming and hope and longing and a little bit of kissing too There s crushing on a best friend, finally getting with the hot guy and romance in her parents, Aunt s and best friends life.Waiting for you concludes with a powerful message showing the messy side of relationships and the real side of anxiety, the complications in friendships and the way you can be the difference in your own life working out who you want to be and how to get there and learning to be happy with who you are note it s done subtlely no preaching Confession time I struggled to initially engage with this novel Once I got past the first hump I ll say about 80 pages in it was a surprisingly addictive and swift little read I m glad I settled into the read as by the end I found a lot to admire with how Colasanti handled everything.The dialogue tags and slang in this alienated me and thumped me out of the book At first, they grated, then they amused I m pretty sure amusement was not the intention Here s a taste He goes, What And I m like Seriously Get out she s like.etc At times they jumped out at me and other times they slipped by as I was caught up in the story Still, I m not really a fanAnd now I will bombard you with quotes which can give you a feel for the heart beat of the novel I wish it could stay like this forever, with the anticipation of everything I know what it s like when you just need to be alone for a while and block out the world.It s weird how time can change something you thought would always stay the same When everyone expects you to be a certain way, it s really hard to escape that image It s like once everyone decides who you are, you re locked into their version of you and that s it I love the beginning of the year It s all about renewal and reinventing yourself, becoming the person you ve always wanted to be But we also need to realize that we all have the power to make those changes for ourselves We all can change the way things are Maybe not as much as we want to, but we can at least make things better I probably just didn t try hard enough to be happy But it doesn t mean that I can t try harder now You can t go someplace that doesn t exist any Failure is not an option If your life sucks now, it can only improve later We all feel alone We all feel desperate Know that we re all in this together You re not alone, no matter what Remember that Recommended It s a bit of a rainy day comfort read that many teens will easily relate too It s an easy book to read, with clean prose, which makes it a good choice for a reluctant reader I would particularly suggest this title to teens who may struggle with depression anxiety it s an uplifting read that brings a comforting and powerful message This book is written brilliantly for a teenage audience but I m not sure it will have wide appeal beyond that It s also a lovely PG no swearing, sex, drugs or violence mature middle grade readers may be interested in checking it out. This was my first time reading Colasanti, and I really enjoyed it She definitely has a style to her writing, it was simplistic and enjoyable It flowed very nicely, making it a very easy read Waiting for You is an emotional, fun, sort of coming of age story all centered around a first love Although I predicted whom our heroine would end up with ultimately, it didn t keep me from turning the pages at warp speed I liked the serious elements that Colasanti presented too It was definitely not something I was expecting, but I think it really added to the overall prose of the story To me the characters were a little clich d, not saying that s necessarily a bad thing, but it didn t make them stand out amongst the throngs of awesome YA characters I m going to have to pick up a copy of her other novels, probably When It Happens, I ve heard great things about that one Colasanti will be an author I ll pick up in the future. Rating 4 starsUpdate reread May 25, 2016A cute, short, easy read that only took me 2.5 hours to re read I completely forgot about some of the elements in this book, and I really enjoyed experiencing them again. Reviewed by Steph for TeensReadToo.comMarisa has had a crush on Derek for a long, long time He s perfect friendly, cute, popular The only problem is that he has a girlfriend Then there s Nash, her longtime, geeky neighbor Sure, he s super shy, but he s also extremely sweet and smart So when Derek breaks up with his girlfriend and starts paying attention to Marisa, she s ecstatic Soon it s official Derek and Marisa, the couple of the school But then things change between Nash and Marisa They start to talk and find themselves becoming good friends And then there s the fact that the once geeky Nash isn t so geeky any In fact, he seems to have gottena style When Marisa has Derek, the guy she s always wanted, doesn t that mean she should be happy And when she s not happy, does this mean that maybe she and Derek aren t meant to be Susane Colasanti writes a must read for all teens Not only does this book delve into young love, but it also deals with family life and the problems that are common today This book is a rite of passage for all teens going through the dramas of high school family problems, friend drama, crazy siblings, cute boys, and surprising finds WAITING FOR YOU, the third teen read from Colasanti, is recommended to all This book will bring laughs, tears, and awkward moments that will be sure to please everyone who reads it. At The Beginning Of Her Sopho Year, Marisa Is Ready For A Fresh Start And, 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, Marisa Learns How To Be In The Now And Realises That The Love She S Been Waiting For Has Been Right In Front Of Her All Along I just finished this book, and I m in love The ending was so sweet, and perfect, it made me smile, and sigh inside Waiting For You was a cute, light novel, but it took me on a meaningful journey of love, and acceptance, finding who you are, and how much the people you love really mean to you This wasn t an earth shattering novel, it s kind of predictable, but something in it just clicked with me The characters were all so very real, especially Marisa I loved Marisa, I loved her voice, I loved seeing through her eyes and living with her as she lived her trying teenage life, where she experiences pain, and depression, and uncertainty, and fights But interspersed in her life was love and friendship and dawning light The things she goes through is stuff teenagers go through all the time Crushing on that cute guy, dating, having fun with your friend, fighting with your friend, trouble with parents, sibling quarrels, first love, first kiss I loved how real this novel was Colasanti really captured the thoughts and worries of teenagers so well I really felt Marisa s feelings and emotions The depression she went through was executed well, and I could understand it There is so much to depression that people don t understand, that the depressed person can t explain Colasanti explored this delicate stage in the view of a teenager with an anxiety disorder who has problems like everyone else, but that just happen to affect her differently, perhaps strongly or that leaves a lasting effect than on other people But then she gets out of it, and I loved seeing her change of mind, her realization that this is no way to live, and that there are things out there that she wants to live for, people who love her, and, who she loves back Like her mother, who betrayed her, and had a difficult time forgiving her, but then realizing that her mother has deep feelings that she doesn t understand Like Sterling, her best friend, that no matter how many fights they go through, she s always there for Marisa in the end, and vice versa And Nash Nash, who she s known since they were young, who she s beginning to realize how much she cares for him Nash was so sweet I really liked him He starts out as a shy, kind of dorky guy who s really smart and is always correcting people and likes robots and bells, but then he transforms into a cool, swoon worthy guy, yet still retaining that sweetness.The romance was nice I loved the moments with Marisa and Nash They were so good together, he listened to her, he cared about her He didn t let Marisa s rejection shatter him or make him bitter against her He continued being her friend, which was important as Marisa started to spiral down into her depression.I really didn t expect to love this book so much But I can say I was pleasantly surprised with it It isn t the best written The writing is pretty simple, but I guess it just felt right, it matched with Marisa, and the feel of the novel It flowed nicely I also loved how clean it was, it has a few swear words but there s nothing sexual Not everyone who reads this will love it like I did, but I hope you at least like it and find something meaningful in it In any case, I m so glad I bought this book, it was well worth it. It was exam week, I was not supposed to give in into temptations and read, but I did, and I did not regret it at all Waiting for you is a story of a girl wanting to change herself, and she has been waiting all her life for a change From the obvious title, Waiting for you, it gives readers the impression that the protagonist, Marisa is waiting for the special someone to appear, and she is But it also involves something deep.One thing about books like this, it gives you a moment of euphoria, and you still live by the effect later it doesn t actually go away I still find myself head over heels with Nash the boy character in the story but as usual, it s kind of cliche, not that I mind I have my own theory for cliche ness, no matter how typical or predictable a story might be, every story has it s own clicheness, you know what will happen, but the biggest question is the HOW , that s why I love reading these stories.Now, let me sort of summarize this story to you without leaking any spoilers Marissa is an average girl, maybe slightly lower than average because people looked at her as if she s like a freak and she never had anyone who notices her She has this huge crush on this hearthrob, Derek, an awesome family, a BFF Sterling which I think it s a cool name and a new school year with new resolution One problem, she has anxiety disorder Just when things were going in her way, bad things kept on happening, and she fell into depression again not that intense but it s sad , who pulled her out of it Dirty Dirk yes, I love this dude, if he s in my school, I would totally worship him LOL That s all I can write without revealing something I m not supposed to PFor my review, 1 I love that I could predict things It made me feel like I have psychic power or something, and my prediction did come true in the book Who s Dirty Dirk from the very first moment What happened to Marisa s parents oh, this is so about the HOW Derek s character and what he would do but he did something that suprises me though The turnout of events.Yup, that s probably the most of it, but that did not stop me from cracking over the plot and go all weepy the next second Like I said, euphoria 2 My mind was lost for the last couple of days exams do that to me and I was feeling a bit depressed because I know I ll do bad for my Biology paper that day, and Waiting for you made me feel anew I swear it s like fate which reminded me of Susan s other book, Something like Fate , all of a sudden, there s Dirty Dirk, and he s likecommnunicating to me That s when I know I m in love, P3 It made me go all weepy in the end, I just love a happy ending Waiting for you, despite the chick ish title, is something worth reading It could be your curl up with book I read about 30 pages of this book and had to quit, abandon and return to the library where it ll rightfully find the hands of a 13 year old girl looking for a Hannah Montana episode on pages I quote this horrendous book I m just saying, Andrea goes Yeah, well I m just saying that Dan is seriously hot, Sterling says Can you introduce me Andrea scrunches her face up What Sterling goes.Andrea s all, Forget it Sterling s like, Could it be any hotter I go, In hell maybe.I swear that s how it keeps on going till you get a migraine Mostly all meaning about 75% of the book is made up of dumb, boring and long dialogue made by superficial, immature and very dumb girls. So this book is bad Like really bad It was an easy read I read it in a couple hours but I couldn t even tell you the MC name even She was immature, annoying, and there was almost too much self dialogue going on The writing was seriously terrible.See for yourself Nash has a new shirt News like this would normally seem so uneventful that it wouldn t even be classified as news But with Nash, it s a whole different story How can Derek be friends with her Didn t she break up with him So then why would he still want to associate with her And why would she still want to talk to him I brought my camera Every time I go bowling I m like, I have to bring my camera next time , and then I always forget But this time, I remembered For being 15 the characters were super childish, super annoying Like holy hell am I glad that book is over. Girl likes cool boy Nerdy boy likes girl Girl has family problems issues Girl, to her shock, ends up dating the cool boy Guess whose problems issues are resolved by the end of the book Guess which boy the girl ends up with Waiting For You is utterly obvious from the first chapter and Colasanti s writing isn t strong enough to sustain interest You know exactly what s going to happen about ten chapters before it happens, and the character are caricatures So much so that I can t actually remember the names of any of the main characters in the book and I finished it yesterday.I loved Colasanti s first novel, When It Happens, but this one is even cliched filled than her second, Take Me There, and in addition to the lack of characterization, Waiting For You has barely enough plot for about a hundred pages The remaining two hundred plus are scenes of the same thing over and over and over again.