Waiting on Wednesday–Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.


I haven’t read anything by Tara Altebrando, but I absolutely love Sara Zarr.  And I love this cover.  I’m so excited to read a book about a student’s freshman year of college and dorm life because I loved my college years.  Gah!  So much overall excitement for Roomies!

RoomiesTitle & Author: Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando

Release Date: December 24th, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Summary (From Goodreads):

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. Ooh…this does sound good. I love reading novels about college.

  2. Sounds interesting! May have to check it out.

  3. You have to read something by Tara while you are waiting. She is one of my favorites. I love Dreamland Social Club!

  4. I really want to read this one! Would like to read more books taking place in college.

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