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When her parents split, Marcie is dragged from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. She leaves behind her friends, a group of freaks and geeks called the Leftovers, including her emo-rocker boyfriend, and her father. By the time Labor Day rolls around, Marcie suspects this "vacation" has become permanent. She starts at a new school where a cute boy brings her breakfast and a new romance heats up.
But understanding love, especially when you've watched your parents' affections end, is elusive. What does it feel like, really? can you even know it until you've lost it?
Love and Leftovers, an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults title, is a beautifully written story of one girl’s journey navigating family, friends, and love, and a compelling and sexy read that teens will gobble up whole.
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|The first half of LOVE AND LEFTOVERS is set in Durham, New Hampshire, and the second in Boise, Idaho. During the writing process, I visited New Hampshire and lived in Boise--sometimes going to a particular location to write a particular scene. While there isn't much scenery in the poems, I feel there is a sense of place. Here are some of my photos from both places:|