To say Love & Leftovers is fantastically amazing falls short of how great it really is. The prose that Sarah Tregay uses throughout the book is beautiful and breath-taking. So much emotion is involved and transfers to the reader that it is impossible to be impassive about the story.
Marcie is extremely relatable, because there are people who have felt left out before but have turned to their friends for comfort. Everyone at one time or another will be put into an awkward situation that seems hard to get out of. Marcie handles these situations in a very adult-like fashion and shows a maturity that is rare.
Of course the boys that are involved in the story, J.D. and Linus, are equally swoon worthy. It was hard to tell which way Marcie might go because both boys give her something she needs, and wants. Although in the end the decision she made was the right one. Simply put this book is wonderful.
My wish is to fall cranium over Converse in dizzy, daydream-worthy love.
When her parents split, Marcie is dragged from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. She leaves behind her friends, a group of freaks and geeks called the Leftovers, including her emo-rocker boyfriend, and her father. By the time Labor Day rolls around, Marcie suspects this "vacation" has become permanent. She starts at a new school where a cute boy brings her breakfast and a new romance heats up.
But understanding love, especially when you've watched your parents' affections end, is elusive. What does it feel like, really? can you even know it until you've lost it?
Love and Leftovers is a beautifully written story of one girl’s journey navigating family, friends, and love, and a compelling and sexy read that teens will gobble up whole.