Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

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Katie says, “You can’t choose the time and place
the when and where
and with whom
you fall in love.”

[…]
I guess,
I worry that I won’t do it right.
That it’ll be the wrong time,
the wrong place,
the wrong person.

The novel starts with the separation of Marcie’s parents, her mother decides to go away in New Hampshire to put some distance to the problem bringing Marcie with her.

Marcie is then far away from her friends and her boyfriend while adapting to the new life. The themes dealt with in the novel are not particularly innovative, on one side there is the separation theme – that on the second part appears to be in the background – on the other one  Marcie’s relationship with her old and new friends and the issues caused by a long distance relationship.

Taking in consideration these aspects the novel would not appear particularly interesting, instead it is peculiar in the writing style chosen. Everything is told by Marcie through her poems. There aren’t dialogues or long descriptions: all is told using a few words: not every poem is meaningful, however this read is certainly different.

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* Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay ★★★☆☆

*I read this book in English

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