Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

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Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

Publish Date: December 24, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

This sounds great. Set in the not quite high school, not quite college time frame. Something not enough YA books cover.

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.


  1. I want to read this one as well, it sounds so interesting! Great pick.
    Cricket @ Little Library Muse

  2. Nice pick! Haven't heard of this one! Hope you love it once you read it!

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  3. YES!! I had a bizzaro roomie freshman year in college so this definitely is calling my name.

  4. Looking forward to reading this one as well :D

  5. I love Sara Zarr's book so this one is on my auto-read list. Can't wait!

  6. This sounds amazing. I love coming of age books. Sweet pick.

  7. This one sounds really good and I love that cover! How original.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  8. You're absolutely right, more YA should cover this time period. This premise sounds really cute and relatable: getting to know the stranger you'll be sharing space with can be rife with awkwardness.

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