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Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
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Jul 26, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: teen

When Marcie's father cheats on her mother with a man, Marcie's mom dragged her away from Idaho (and her cute emo-rocker boyfriend, Linus) to New Hampshire for the summer, except summer dragged onto the school year, and away from her friends ("The Leftovers" since they don't fit into any one group at school) and trying to cope with her mother's depression, Marcie makes friends with J.D. Except his friendship seems to come with a whole lot of benefits, and Marcie, thinking that maybe Linus didn't love her because he didn't ever put the moves on, finds herself making out with J.D. on a regular basis. Wracked by guilt at cheating on Linus but wanting the physical affection she gets from J.D., Marcie gets in a little over her head.

Marcie's extreme emphasis on physical affection is probably natural for a lot of teen girls, but there was something too annoying about her voice. I can understand her getting overwhelmed by everything going on in her life, but at the same time, I couldn't get myself to really care about what happened to her.

Has language and sexual content. (No actual sex, but plenty of wanting it and thinking about it.)

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July 26, 2012 – Shelved
May 26, 2016 – Shelved as: teen

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