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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (52)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that highlights eagerly anticipated books.

Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando

Release Date: Dec. 24, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pre-order: Amazon / IndieBound / Barnes & Noble

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.

Why can't I wait? 
The prospect of a roommate can be terrifying and the reality, well... All bets are off. But as someone who has formed some of her longest lasting friendships online, I'm extremely interested to see how this story unfolds. 

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