Waiting for You


Waiting for You introduces us to Marisa. At the beginning of her sophomore year, she is ready for a fresh start and, more importantly, a boyfriend. So when the handsome and popular Derek asks her out, Marisa thinks her long wait for happiness is over. But several bumps in the road—including her parents’ unexpected separation, a fight with her best friend, and a shocking disappointment in her relationship with Derek—test Marisa’s ability to maintain her new outlook. Only the anonymous DJ, whose underground podcasts have the school’s ear, seems to understand what Marisa is going through. But she has no idea who he is—or does she?


In Waiting For You, Marisa learns how to “be in the Now” and realizes that the love she’s been waiting for has been right in front of her all along.




North American publisher: Viking Children's Books

Foreign rights: Kimberly Ryan (Kim.Ryan@us.penguingroup.com)

Foreign right sold: German to Arena Verlag; Turkish to Epsilon Yayincilik Hizm Tic

Film rights: Gillian MacKenzie (gmackenzie@gillianmackenzieagency.com)



 “Colasanti presents an authentic picture of how complicated it is to be a teenager, especially one in love.”—Publishers Weekly


"Colasanti does a great job of creating realistic teen characters. The dialogue and language make her protagonists fresh and current."—Kristi Olson of Teen Reads