Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday... Six Feet Over It

Right now we are waiting on…
Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 26th 2014
 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Home is where the bodies are buried.

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?

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read this one! It reminds me of Six Feet Under and that was a pretty good t.v. show. Thanks for sharing!

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