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Leftovers By Laura Wiess Leftovers A devastating novel of desperation and revenge from one of today s most compelling new voices in fiction In this follow up to her heartbreaking debut Such a Pretty Girl Laura Wiess once again spins

  • Title: Leftovers
  • Author: Laura Wiess
  • ISBN: 9781416546627
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • Leftovers By Laura Wiess A devastating novel of desperation and revenge from one of today s most compelling new voices in fiction In this follow up to her heartbreaking debut, Such a Pretty Girl, Laura Wiess once again spins a shattering tale of the tragedies that befall young women who are considered society s Leftovers.Blair and Ardith are best friends who have committed an unforgivable act inA devastating novel of desperation and revenge from one of today s most compelling new voices in fiction In this follow up to her heartbreaking debut, Such a Pretty Girl, Laura Wiess once again spins a shattering tale of the tragedies that befall young women who are considered society s Leftovers.Blair and Ardith are best friends who have committed an unforgivable act in the name of love and justice But in order to understand what could drive two young women to such extreme measures, first you ll have to understand why You ll have to listen as they describe parents who are alternately absent and smothering, classmates who mock and shun anyone different, and young men who are allowed to hurt and dominate without consequence You will have to learn what it s like to be a teenage girl who locks her bedroom door at night, who has been written off by the adults around her as damaged goods A girl who has no one to trust except the one person she s forbidden to see You ll have to understand what it s really like to be forgotten and abandoned in America today.Are you ready
    Leftovers By Laura Wiess

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    1. Rachel on said:

      I recently purchased this book because of asthetic reasons I stopped dead in my tracks at the New In Paperback section because of the gorgeous blue cover Ah, another book published by MTV, I said outloud.But honestly, I know as well as anyone who has experienced them that these small, cleverly covered books are actually a light refreshment compared to the world of adult literature and classics Leftovers is no exception While I don t expect any adult male to really appreciate this novel, I would [...]

    2. Lucy on said:

      We mutinied quietly, using every lesson we d been taught by every person who d ever used us for their own benefit.Blair and Ardith are best friends, and they are both unhappy Blair s career driven mother is shaping her family into the perfect public face, and ignoring the fact that they re falling apart on the inside And Ardith s parents are the Cool Parents, the ones who provide a party house to all the underage kids in the neighborhood They are best friends, and they are the leftovers, the one [...]

    3. Jennifer Wardrip on said:

      Reviewed by JodiG for TeensReadTooHave you ever felt alienated from the rest of the world Have you spoken and known that nobody was listening Have you ever screamed No and been ignored at every turn Ardith and Blair have experienced all that and And now they have committed a despicable act of vengeance in an effort to make everything right again.Blair and Ardith are best friends They are fifteen, in the ninth grade, and have miserable, though very different, home lives Ardith lives in a party h [...]

    4. Adriana on said:

      This was a very compelling read that delves into issues of neglected kids, bad behavior, bullying and teasing, and friendship Told from the perspectives of best friends Blair and Ardith after they have gone through a slew of events leading to the demise of characters from their own lives, the book covers many issues that teens deal with on a daily basis Each girl is coming from a completely different place, but they both share a hope to some day extract themselves from their current situations a [...]

    5. Ashlee Foster on said:

      I have no idea what people saw in this book I m being nice by giving it 2 stars The writing was strange I want to read a book, not be talked AT You did this and your mom came home, blah blah blah The perspective of the book was weird Answers were given in the dialogue when a question wasn t even asked and you just had to figure it out yourself It was odd It took me FOREVER to read this book because I kept reading other books in between, just because I didn t care enough to finish this I finally [...]

    6. Kerryn (RatherBeReading) on said:

      I struggled to decide how I felt about this book.This is definitely and interesting and somewhat compelling read, however, I did really struggle with the writing style the swapping in and out of the second person narrative style was really hard to follow and I found very frustrating at times.I liked the idea of Blair and Ardith both having completely different and yet equally horrible home lives and using their friendship with each other to try and get through it.I struggled with the actions of [...]

    7. Greta is Erikasbuddy on said:

      Your best friend You two were inseparable No one could come between Not your parents, not the boys, the teachers, the kids that called you names, the ones that started the rumors.You two had each other s backs.Then one day you start to drift apart You still wear your BeFri necklace but she put her St Ends locket away and replaced it with Jonny s class ring.Time speeds up and you start to drift apart The world just rolls on by without even thinking twice You learn to evolve But in the end you alw [...]

    8. Shouko on said:

      1 5 StarsI m not going to really review this book it will be of a rant about the ending and why it destroyed the whole book for me so, spoilers, beware Well, I expected something better Way better Okay, let me take a quote from the blurb Blair and Ardith are best friends who have committed an unforgivable act in the name of love and justice this doesn t sound so bad, does it Well, but it is.The unforgivable act is view spoiler knowing that a friend will be raped by the brother of one of the mai [...]

    9. Shannon on said:

      Two girls, Blair and Ardith, are two best friends Both of them have been neglected by their parents in different ways Blair s mother is a defensive attorney, is completely self centered, and focused only on becoming a judge Her father has lost all interest in being a family and is having an affair Ardith s parents have yet to grow up They hold parties for their 17 year old son, provide alcohol and cigarettes to minors Ardith doesn t feel safe in her own home because of her older brother s friend [...]

    10. Michelle on said:

      Usually the books Ive read features the love between a boy and girl as the core of the story, but with this novel it was the love and loyalty between two best friends Ardith and Blair that was captured I could not put this book down the style of how it was written switching between both of their sides of the story which not only makes you feel like you were there but highlights the bond between these two girls who know eachother so well that they naturally mould together when telling their story [...]

    11. M on said:

      I m a sucker for second person, broken families, and angry teenagers But I m an even bigger sucker for writing that can make you just as angry and enraged as the characters feel, and as hopeless and frustrated, too Laura Wiess accomplished this almost every section, with Blair s mother, with Adrith s entire family, with the kids at school, and with the boys will be boys phrase scattered throughout.It doesn t excuse what they do, but that s the point That s the whole point.

    12. Hannah on said:

      The Novel, Leftovers is an interesting book with a unique point of view It was published in August of 2008 by author Laura Weiss She has already proven herself as a writer with a unique style She isn t wary of topics that are controversial or not widely talked about The novel is definitely a fiction novel directed at youths The characters are very well developed and especially the two main characters from which the story was told I think that someone who found themselves in these types of situat [...]

    13. Darkfallen on said:

      When Greta told me I needed to read this, I jumped at it As per usual I am so SO SO glad I did But lets get something straight When Greta tells me to read something, I do it, and then I usually feel a little dirty afterwards waggles eyebrows If ya know what I mean This book also left me feeling a bit dirty, butNOT NOT NOTin the way that you think I feel worn raw by the sheer truth in all this Laura Wiess takes us on a journey into the lifes of teenagers Blair and Ardith She takes you to a place [...]

    14. Amy's Book Reviews on said:

      Grade ABest friends Blair s and Ardith s families put the capital D in dysfunction Blair has to be prefect to help maintain the facade of a perfect family so that her mother will be nominated for judgeship Never mind that her emotionally bankrupt parents don t seem to care about her feelings Ardith artfully dodges sexual impropriety from her father, brother and his friends while her mother says, Boys will be boys Blair and Ardith just want to be loved appropriately Both girls have a confession t [...]

    15. Faith on said:

      MAY CONTAIN SLIGHT SPOILERSGod, 38% in and I m ready to start bawling I definitely was not expecting this sort of thing I was thinking this would be a bit like Pretty Little Liars, except where the girls were treated badly These girls are managing to do everything that a teenager is told not to or anything a teen has thought about They drink, smoke, cut, and other things that make me want to sob I can deal with the parents being cruel but when you bring the rape and one of the girls parents kill [...]

    16. FlimsyGlass on said:

      This is one of the most real, most honest accounts I ve ever read in my life Every page was so relatable and I found myself drawn to it from the very first page If you don t know, Leftovers is a beautiful book about two best friends from two very different backgrounds, and this book is about their struggles as they try to make it through high school The book is told from a dual perspective, but it s not like one of those books where you skim through one person s POV the entire time because it s [...]

    17. The Sleepy Wonderland on said:

      This story really allows you to see two different and completely heart breaking situations that children could go through You have one character, Blair, that gets ignored and is basically treated as a doll, meaning she gets paraded around when needed Then another character, Ardith, that is living without any kind of support, a life where she has to lock her door at night to protect her virginity I find it hard to believe she wasn t raped sooner in life, just based on the crazy stuff the parents [...]

    18. Tez on said:

      To say queen of contemporary teen fiction Laura Wiess s books are gritty, dark, and raw are understatements While devastating, they re also can t look away reads of consistently high quality.Leftovers is another wrenching psychological suspense, this time exploring predators and prey, setbacks and revenge Are Blair and Ardith heroes or anti heroes They re definitely both victims, but is planning a set up to take down others justifiable because of their pasts Do they deserve punishment Ardith and [...]

    19. Brittany on said:

      I love Laura Wiess, and this is a solid 3.5 stars, but t was a tiny bit of a bummer.There is so much tension and raw emotion and suspense in Such a Pretty Girl, that I think I placed too many expectations on this text, forgetting it s a different type of story.A sandwich of flashbacks, it s a non linear story told with two narrators, alluding to a police officer they ve committed a crime.but they re slowly revealing their justification.It s a shocking novel at times, and hard to read, but also i [...]

    20. Ariana on said:

      When I began reading the first few pages of this book I immedietly was drawn to this book Throughout this book I loved how each coming event wanted me to keep reading The main characters are Blair and Ardith But the secondary characters are Officer and Dellansandra Blair is a rich girl who lives with both of her parents while Ardith is a girl who is kind of poor and lives with a mother who doesnt really care and a dad who drinks alot When Blair first meets Ardiths brother, things begin to go wro [...]

    21. Noor Dababneh on said:

      honestly, this was such a good book it shows us how girls actually are treated today, and as long as it doesn t affect anyone else then it s okay even though it s not I really liked the way this book was written and how it s like a confession in 2nd person view but I do wish the ending was clear like what happened with Blair and Ardith are they still not allowed to be friends did everything turn out alright anyways all in all it s a good book and I loved it would recommend it to feminists.

    22. Zelda on said:

      I was surprised by how much I liked this book, especially since it was published by MTV Books I somehow doubt I am the demographic they are going for This was really well written and really took you back to the crazy days of middle school high school when you as a teenage girl start realizing how to handle your sexuality and experimenting with the power you think it gives you over the boys in your school.

    23. Rachel Solomon on said:

      I love revenge stories and dark contemporary YA, and LEFTOVERS was right up my alley The narrative style was unique and compelling, and I felt the book raised some interesting questions about blame and power in relation to gender At times, this was a difficult book to read, and the ending felt a little rushed to me, but overall, I appreciated how raw and frank it was I will definitely be picking up books by Laura Wiess.

    24. Alix on said:

      So are you still rooting for us, Officer Dave, or has the manifestation of our anger shifted us from sympathetic victims to heartless predators Are you going to be one of those people who, no matter what happens, blames the girls Really enjoyed this one Scary in a way, and especially brutal when you get to the end, but a very important story told by two girls when growing up.

    25. Amanda on said:

      So are you still rooting for us, Officer Dave, or has the manifestation of our anger shifted us from sympathetic victims to heartless predators Are you going to be one of those people who, no matter what happens, blames the girls this book is lyrical and visceral and beautiful and ugly all at the same time It may or may not own my soul now.

    26. The Brain in the Jar on said:

      This book is angry Weiss fires off a lot of bullets from a variety of weapons to plenty of targets Often, the targets contradict each other Both strict parenting and loose parenting are getting the blowtorch The education system is mocked in its treatment of violence Hot popular guys and ugly lonely creeps get the crosshairs It s like a literary equivalent of a Slipknot song Perhaps when parents complain that teens don t read enough, they should realize what s their favorite music and act accord [...]

    27. Ximena Iglesias on said:

      This was a sad story about 2 girls from different backgrounds who ve been overlooked and forgotten about.

    28. Beth on said:

      Wow Makes me wonder how much these girls brought on some of the issues themselves Not saying that they looked for it, but they always seemed to be the victim Excellent story.

    29. Auj on said:

      Author Laura Wiess s purpose for writing her second book Leftovers was to provide a different theme, experience and feelings in the book The book started off in a very gloomy setting where both girls were talking to an anonymous first person character Reading the book, eventually going through each and every chapter, sometimes some of the chapter titles were confusing and sort of maybe misleading The titles were misleading because some of them were like ___ s story switching between two main pro [...]

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