Waiting on Wednesday (21): Roomies

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

roomies

Roomies
by Tara Altebrando and Sara Zarr
Publication Date: December 24, 2013

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.

I was immediately interested in this book when I first saw it. I actually don’t have much to say about it. I’m just totally looking forward to it. At first I thought December was a sort of weird time for a “going to college” book to come out, but I suppose it is that time period you’d be figuring everything out. Whatever. Doesn’t make much difference to me. Haha.

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