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!
Title & 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.