30 Jan 2012

Review: Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

December 27th, 2011 ∙ HarperCollins

Source: Brought

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 448
My wish
is to fall
cranium over Converse
in dizzy, daydream-worthy

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.

As soon as I read the blurb for, Love and Leftovers, I knew I had to read it, I mean howawesome is that blurb, and that cute cover doesn’t hurt either!

My first verse novel!! I was soo excited and a tad scared. Excited because I couldn’t wait to experience a novel told in verse, but also a bit nervous as everyone raves about verse novels and I didn’t know what to expect. But I’m happy to say that I loved it!
Before you mark it as a fluff read because of the cute cover, trust me when I say this book’s got depth. Long distance relationships, boy troubles, parents who’ve just split, moving States, troubes with the boyfriend, you name it.
As the story progressed, the story only got better and better! And soon I was in a flipping frenzy to find out what was going to happen next!
I loved Marcie’s character. She’s your typical teen, who I could totally relate to. She makes mistakes and she’s not perfect but who is. Apart from Marcie, I loved every other individual, her family, J.D, Katie and Danny. I especially loved the Leftovers and Linus, as he was so sweet and such a gentlemen.
I really loved reading Marcie and Katie’s little chats.
After reading Sarah Tregay’s lovely debut, I seriously can’t wait to see what she does next!
Just when I thought I had a few more pages left, the book ends, which was a total bummer.
If you haven’t read a verse novel yet, I totally recommend this book! If all verse books are like this, I can’t wait to get reading!
Rating 5/5
Have you read Love and Leftovers? Did you enjoy it as much as I did!? What other verse novels would you recommend? Comment below!


  1. i'm really wanting to read this, i read the blurb awhile ago, and, like you, knew i had to read it.
    nice review.

  2. I've heard of this book and really really want to read it but I haven't got the chance. Your review totally made me want to read the book now, Rebecca!♥ So glad you loved it! Fantastic review! :)

    Celine @ Forget-me-not

  3. Thanks! This book is not to be missed! I hope you'll love it as much as I did, Celine. Enjoy! :)