June 26, 2013 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

sara zarr:tara altebrando - roomiesRoomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando
December 24, 2013
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Sarah Zarr’s Twitter | Tara Altebrando’s Twitter | Goodreads
Pre-order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble |  The Book Depository

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 I’m waiting?

Honesty hour! I never had a roommate when I was in college. (I know the “how is that possible?” question will come up, and my answer is…I don’t know? I’m kidding! I mostly lived off campus since it was relatively cheaper than to pay room & board at my college.)

Despite that, I’m excited because I’m fascinated by relationships between roommates (Actually, I’m just a big fan of friendships, in books). I wonder how friendships flourish and whether they connect before or during their college experience. I have many friends that became close friends with their college roommate and I have some that only became acquaintances for the duration of their living situation. (See, you can tell I’m a novice when it comes to roommates.)

What books are you waiting for on this Wednesday?

(btw, I changed my blog header, I would really appreciate it if you tell me what you think over here! :D)


6 Responses to “WAITING ON WEDNESDAY | Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando”

  1. Sounds very good, not the kind of thing I’d ususally pick up. Nice, for a change, thanks for sharing! I’m keeping an eye out for this one. =)
    My WoW, and I’m celebrating my bloggoversary with a giveaway, so come check it out!

  2. Book Blather says:

    Roommates can be good… They can be horrible! They can stumble into your room at two o’clock (AM), turn on all the lights to take their contacts out and then snore all night. But the following day they can also save you the last slice of toast at breakfast! The biggest danger in having a roommate is that by the end of term you’re usually sick of one another, even though you also sort of love one another. lol. It’s like having a sister, it’s that strange. :-)

  3. I’m excited for this one, too. I never lived in the dorm, but I had a couple of different roommates in an apartment before getting a one-bedroom. I love friendship books, too, and this one sounds awesome. I love co-written books. Great pick!
    I’m a new follower via Bloglovin. I’d love to have you follow back. :)
    I’m excited for this one, too. I never lived in the dorm, but I had a couple of different roommates in an apartment before getting a one-bedroom.

  4. booklover217 says:

    Anything with Sara Zarr’s name on it I will automatically pick up and read. Great pick!

    My WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-on-wednesday-4/

  5. sashandem says:

    LOVE Tara Altebrando so can’t wait for this one either!

    Our WoW this week!

  6. Bookworm1858 says:

    My roommate and I were friendly but we were definitely not close; I’m eager to see how this one plays out!

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