Saturday, 26 October 2013

Roomies by Sara Zarr

It's time to meet your new roomie.

When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl's summer -- and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.

As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they've never met.

National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr and acclaimed author Tara Altebrando join forces for a novel about growing up, leaving home, and getting that one fateful e-mail that assigns your college roommate.

I was asked to review this for Netgalley.

This is about 2 girls emailing each other, who are going to be room mates for Freshman year at Berkley College. It starts off introducing themselves, while going about their day to day lives. EB aka Elizabeth who lives in New Jersey with her mum, her dad is gay and has moved to San Francisco. LoCo aka Lauren who lives in San Francisco with her mum, dad and 5 siblings.

They tell each other in emails of what's going on in their lives and what they should take for the room.

A very interesting look into what 2 roomies talk about in the run up to the Freshman Year at College.

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