Tuesday, May 12, 2009

GIVEAWAY: Waiting For You Signed Hardcover!

Now that you've read Susane's 8th myth about High School you can win your own signed hardcover copy of Waiting For You!

If you need a reminder, here's a bit of information about Waiting For You (from amazon.com):

At the beginning of her sophomore year, Marisa 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 this third romantic novel from Susane Colasanti, 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.

Rules: To win a signed copy of Waiting For You leave a comment sharing a favorite high school (or school in general) memory.

This giveaway is open to addresses within the U.S.

Please leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner!

The giveaway will end Tuesday May 19th at 11:59pm Central Time.


  1. Anonymous6:23 AM

    I think one of my favorite memories is when a boy trying to impress my dad on the first date brought over a big crate of peaches from his family's orchard. I didn't like the guy much but my dad totally loved him!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  2. Hmm...best high school memory: I had a HUGE crush on this one guy. It was one of those amazing high school crushes where you were constantly watching the person from a-far and obsessing over their every move. And then one night at a party, we ended up kissing. I'm sure the actual kiss wasn't that impressive, after all I was 15, but just the fact that I was kissing this boy on this night. It was just sort of miraculous.

  3. My favorite high school memory is going to the football games - my whole week revolved around them. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

  4. One memory of high school that I can't forget was the time when me and a friend of mine had a misunderstanding. I told another friend of mine about what happened and he encouraged me that I should just explain everything and if I think it was my fault, I should apologize, so I decided to apologize and explain everything after class. My friend and I made up and little did I know that that friend of mine who was just right there hiding behind the door the whole time started to clap his hands, bringing along his other friends, cheering for me and congratulating me and my other friend for straightening things out. I was really touched by that simple gesture and even though it happened during my freshman year, I still can't forget it:)


  5. One of my best memories from high school is when I met my husband. He sequestered me into the janitor's room and we shared our first kiss. Priceless.

    ♥ Nely

  6. Is it bad I can't think of a best high school memory? Lol, okay, I'm going to go with my senior year when my Civil War class took a field trip to some nearby sites (battlefield, soldier' graveyard, etc). I may have already been to some of the sites since we only lived 15 minutes away anyway, but it was a lot of fun!

  7. I read Susane's interview and can definitely agree that the teachers gossip about their students. My mother-in-law was a teacher (and my teacher) and I can one hundred percent confirm this rumor.

    That's what my story is about. I was in high school and dating my now husband. My mother-in-law took it upon herself to check our attendance. So she found out we were missing classes (not a lot, just enough so that we wouldn't have gotten caught if she hadn't been so nosy). She pulled me out of class and pulled him out of class and gave us a lecture. He was so mad and humiliated, but we didn't ditch (much)after that!

  8. I really enjoyed this class where we simulated being leaders in different middle eastern countries. It was really fun.

  9. It was Puerto Rico in 1996. I was in 10th grade and I was new in school. It was like the second week of classes and when I arrived to the English classroom, everybody started to say "woooohhhh" and laugh, and then a tall boy passed rushing by my side, like if he was trying so hard to get out of there. I was kinda embarrassed, you know, but then a girl told me that a boy named Angel had a crush on me. I didn´t knew who this Angel was, because I was knew, so I asked her to show me who he was. She get out of the room with me and she started to look for him, and when she finally spotted him and showed me who he was (without him being aware that we were looking at him) it turned out that it was the boy who practically ran out of the room when I was entering.

    At first I didn´t like him, though he wasn´t ugly at all. He was tall, short brown hair and green eyes, but he was SO thin... But days later he get my number (a friend of mine gave it to him) and he called to invite me to the "machinas". I don´t know how to say "machinas" in English, but remember the movie Big? that place where the boy found the machine that makes him an adult? Well, that´s a "machinas" -or "Feria", which is the correct word.

    Anyways, to make the story shortly, that was my first date, my first "real" boyfriend, etc, etc, then we brake up when we get to college, then we reunited again and know we are happily married and with a little boy ^^

    So that´s my favorite high school moment: the day I saw my husband for the first time.


  10. Welp mine took place the summer we finished eighth grade.
    We were having a bake-sale to raise money for summer camp. Our camp group set up in the enteryway of a Lawrence's Brothers grocery store; everyone one had a chair to sit in except my friend. So, with a Monster drink in hand, she made herself comfy in a wheelchair.
    Well as time drew on-as you can imagine with that energy drink-my friend and I got pretty giggly. In fact we probably made our group look like a crazy bunch of nuts. Then to top if off, this lady walks by. She's been trying to avoid us by walking in the other entrance (we had a table set up in second entrance too, hehe), but she has to go by us in order to leave. As she whizzes by my friends starts another giggling fit that makes her look like she's retarded (and sitting in that wheelchair doesn't help either).
    The lady gives us the most disgusted look I've ever seen. She zooms away, we freeze. Look at each other and burst into another fit of giggles. (By now the adults with us are probably tired of hearing us laugh and carry on).
    "What you are laughing at now?" asked one of them.
    Between giggles we point at my friend's shirt which read, "Don't worry, I do this all the time".

    And that is probably one of my favorite memories of immaturity.


  11. My favourite memory has got to be when a group of us (eight in total) decided to just go out one day after school. In one of our random moments, we started singing the theme song from Bananas in Pajamas and named ourselves B1, B2 and so forth all the way to B8. Until now, we're known as the babes, even know I'm not sure when we changed from being bananas...


  12. Anonymous12:04 PM

    My favorite high school memory. That's hard, since I don't rembmer that much. It would have to be the band trip to FL my senior year.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

  13. Hmm, I'm going to go with all the random moments with my friends. Nothing special, just so much fun.


  14. I was junior prom princess (lol) and my favorite memory was running late because the limo was late and sprinting (in my pink prom dress) up 2 flights of stairs and running on stage just in time (literally, they were saying my name as I ran in) to be crowned. I look a little windblown in the photo, and because I was a chronically late person in high school it really captures the essence of my high school experience. :)


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  16. Well, I'm still in high school, but one of my favorite memories was the junior class trip we took a month ago. We went to Virginia and went to two amusement parks. It was a lot of fun, and I felt like our class really bonded.


  17. I'm not sure what my best memory is. I'm still here in high school so maybe I haven't had the best memory yet. But the first to come to mind is when we got a new girl at school. I'm a nerdfighter and that day, I had been particularly bored in physical science and I wrote in fancy letters on my hand: D.F.T.B.A. This new girl, Anna, walks into lunch and gets in the lunch line immediately behind me. All of the sudden, she screams "Oh, my God! DFTBA! You're a nerdfighter!" Which, in most circumstances, may not be the most miraculous thing to happen, but in our school, there were only two of us until just then. So, despite the fact that we didn't know each other, we started jumping up and down in a ridiculous manner and screaming about how awesome it is that we met on her first day just because I was bored in science. We're really good friends now. I love her to death.

    That's definitely my best memory to date.



  18. Homecoming dances and football games. =]


  19. Oh goodness, I have way too many good times in high school, and I still have 3 years to go! I guess if I HAD to decide, I'd say that I have tons of fun at homecoming! I don't know why, but I just love dressing up and everything for that spirit week! And the pep rallies at my school are totally amazing!


  20. My favorite memory was football games my senior year of high school. Our football team went to state that year and we had so much fun cheering!


  21. Anonymous10:59 PM

    My favorite memories from high school are from an impromptu van trip to Amsterdam for a Model United Nations conference. Good times, those.


  22. Not so much a favorite memory, but it amuses me:

    This makes me think of the way me and some of the other kids at school (about 2nd grade) added to our lists of known swear words. There was one place we went to learn (or at least view the forbidden) swear words, the playground/fitness area where the older kids had their recess. Even though the school tried to paint over it, there was always graffiti there and nasty notes which were full of the words that so offended teachers. Other than that, I learned swears by listening to a foul-mouthed 8th grader who had already been held back about two years... all of which amuses me now and slightly horrified me then when I originally found out what the words meant...

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

  23. It hurts to think about high school. My fav would probably be graduation!

    A better time would probably be economics class, when we had to have fake marriages. It was loads of fun! No one I was romantically attracted to but none-the-less fun! :)

  24. One of my "not so favorite memories" is in 9th grade when some of the real immature boys would still give girls "sparkies" which was running up to a girl and pulling her skirt up so everyone could see her undies. I remember it happened to me at a school dance and I was so embarassed I hid in the girl's bathroom for a long time. Seems so silly now!

  25. My favorite HS memories are the Friday night football games. I was in the marching band, and the bus trips and comraderie were priceless!

    shelcows AT gmail DOT com

  26. My favorite high school memory occurred not in the hallowed halls, but rather on the grounds of... Disney World! Every two years my school's marching band got to go to Disney World. We spent one afternoon marching and performing in the parade at Magic Kingdom, and the rest of the 4 days we got to have fun! :)

    stephxsu at gmail dot com

  27. Anonymous7:55 PM

    One of my favorite memories of high school is getting to go to New York to play in the Macy's Day Parade. Getting to be with my friends on Thanksgiving Day as we took a three-hour dinner cruise around Ellis Island, I knew that it would be one of the coolest things I would do. And it was!

    joannarenee (at) mail (dot) com

  28. I totally loved it when I quickly made friends. I was so afraid I was going to be the odd gir out.

  29. my favorite HS memories all involve the sports teams and drama clubs I was in. the bus rides to away games and Saturday rehearsals are the things I remember about HS.
    sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

  30. The first thing I thought of for my favorite high school memory would be state forensics. I had so much fun at that competition, and I really enjoyed having fun with my group. It was awesome, and it was one of the few times that I could have fun without worrying about getting disappointed... I could just have fun!

    <3 Chelsie

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  32. Favorite high school memory, hmm?

    I think some of my best memories are from band camp (which is such a nerdy sentiment), but we weren't totally horny (like in the American Pie movies), we were just having fun being away from our parents. Those were good times.


  33. Favorite memory would be writing essays on love all the time during 9th grade English. It was love therapy sessions every time we had English in that class! Love, love, love.


  34. My best high school memory is definitely when my marching band went to the Rose Bowl to be in the parade last year. It was kinda crazy to have to wake up at 3 am the day of the parade, but the whole trip was so much fun!


  35. Well, I don't have many good memories from highschool but there is one that I'll always remember. When I was in 9th grade, my science teacher let the class watch Alvin and the Chipmunks since school was almost out. There is a part in the movie where you can hear and see a tv in the background showing Spongebob Squarepants. It was just coming on and you could hear the little theme song. After, "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" everyone in the classroom shouted, "SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!" all at once. No one knew anyone else was going to do that which is what made it even funnier. We all burst out in laughter afterwards. I'm sure half the school probably heard us. lol. It just goes to show that sometimes it is the simple and small things that you remember the most. Anyway, would love to win this book.


  36. My best memory in high school has to be when me and my friends would hang out during lunch. None of us have the same lunch now so it's not very fun :(

    Wdebo :)


  37. I went to a prep school in the US from overseas over 25 years ago. It was so hard to communicate with home - I would write and occasionally there was one phone in the whole school from which we could call overseas but it was prohibitively expensive and you had to sign in the Academy Building. It was my first time away from home and my parents and I missed hearing my own language. But the school had a big international population and many of my friends were in the same boat. One night, gathered in someone's room in our dorm, we all decided that we would give each other a few minutes to speak our own languages even if none of us could understand each other! We let loose, talking laughing, gesturing in our languages, one at a time, giving each other the chance to speak and hear the language and reacting. We were laughing and having so much fun - a little less homesick and full of friendship. It was the start of 15 year olds settling in somewhere very different and making close friendships.

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com


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