Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Leftovers by Laura Weiss

From Goodreads:

A devastating novel of desperation and revenge from one of today's most compelling new voices in fiction. In this follow-up to her heartbreaking debut, Such a Pretty Girl, Laura Wiess once again spins a shattering tale of the tragedies that befall young women who are considered society's Leftovers.

Blair and Ardith are best friends who have committed an unforgivable act in the name of love and justice. But in order to understand what could drive two young women to such extreme measures, first you'll have to understand why. You'll have to listen as they describe parents who are alternately absent and smothering, classmates who mock and shun anyone different, and young men who are allowed to hurt and dominate without consequence. You will have to learn what it's like to be a teenage girl who locks her bedroom door at night, who has been written off by the adults around her as damaged goods. A girl who has no one to trust except the one person she's forbidden to see. You'll have to understand what it's really like to be forgotten and abandoned in America today.

Are you ready?

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this story about two best friends with very dysfunctional families. Blair's parents are very well to do, and are never there for her....physically or emotionally. Ardith's parents are party animals, who behave just as badly as the teenagers that hang out at their house, partying by the pool. Blair and Ardith have no one, except each other. When their relationship becomes comprised, the girls must figure out a way to conquer the obstacles in their way that threaten to ruin their friendship for good.

Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Simon Spotlight Entertainment
1416546626 (ISBN13: 9781416546627)

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Zibilee said...

It sounds like this one is an excellent read and like it's got a lot of pulse-pounding moments. I think I am going to have to go back and read the first book in this series, and then this one. Great review, by the way!

Marce said...

I really enjoyed Such a Pretty Girl and want to continue reading LauraW. This one sounds great also. I enjoy the emotional reads.

I was thinking of you yesterday Missy. I think there was a book I wanted you to read, hmmm, now I have to think about it.

Julie said...

This sounds like a book that would make me want to reach in to the pages and kick the parents in the yayas!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Glad to see you are still reading a lot. My list has slowed, but I seem to read better, if that makes sense. Currently reading an old book - The Moonflower Vine.


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