Our WoW pick this week is Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo!
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 26th 2014 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Synopsis via publisher:
Darkly humorous and heart-wrenchingly beautiful, Jennifer Longo's YA debut about a girl stuck living in a cemetery will change the way you look at life, death, and love.
Leigh sells graves for her family-owned cemetery because her father is too lazy to look farther than the dinner table when searching for employees. Working the literal graveyard shift, she meets two kinds of customers:
Pre-Need: They know what's up. They bought their graves a long time ago, before they needed them.
At Need: They are in shock, mourning a loved one's unexpected death. Leigh avoids sponging their agony by focusing on things like guessing the headstone choice (mostly granite).
Sarcastic and smart, Leigh should be able to stand up to her family and quit. But her world's been turned upside down by the sudden loss of her best friend and the appearance of Dario, the slightly-too-old-for-her grave digger. Surrounded by death, can Leigh move on, if moving on means it's time to get a life?
And what are you waiting on this week? Let us know in the comments. :) We'll respond ASAP!
About the author:
Jennifer lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and daughter and writes about writing at taotejen.com.