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Hey, Marcie! A Love & Leftovers Character Interview

i've recently read - and loved - Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay.  after reading this fabulous novel in verse, i was very excited to have the opportunity to ask the main character (and narrator) Marcie some questions.

1. If you were to choose a soundtrack for your life, specifically during the time written in your blue journal, what would it include?

The soundtrack of my sophomore year would be a jumble Violent Femmes, Bowling for Soup, Son of Dork, and songs by the Leftover Lovers—the band my boyfriend, Linus, and best friend, Katie, are in.

2. Describe your perfect weekend.

Jogging + Pancakes (or donuts) + Coffee + a good friend to share them with.

3. In what ways are you most like your mom? Your dad?

You had to ask that, didn’t you? I seriously wish I wasn’t like either of them.

from www.saratregay.com
Both my mom and I write obsessively—me in my notebook and my mom her novels. Both Mom and I have our ups and downs, although lately, Mom has been pretty depressed.

And my dad? Well, we both have had relationship issues—and we aren’t so great at dealing with them. Although I have to say, he’s got good taste in men. That Danny is a keeper.

4. Are there things you wish you would have done differently, after you and your mom moved?

When we “moved” to New Hampshire, I thought we were on summer vacation. Vacation means that you’ll be going back, right? Well, that’s what I thought. So I didn’t make an effort to make new friends, which turned out to be a really bad decision. Because we ended up staying in N.H. in the fall and I had zero girlfriends to hang out with.

5. What advice would you like to give to others at the end of this experience?

I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll just say this: If a freaky-tall Goth girl asks you if you want to be friends, say ‘yes.’ If a really cute boy with a Prince Harry smile asks if he can kiss you, say ‘no.’ 

And I have MORE good news. Click on the link below to enter for a chance to win a swag pack from Love & Leftovers!

Contest Closed.

thanks to the Marcie for answering a a few of my questions, and thanks to The {Teen} Book Scene for making this possible!

be sure to check back on January 5th for my glowing review of Love & Leftovers!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. What a great interview! Learning just a little more about Marcie makes me even more eager to meet her :)

  2. Loved this! I want to read this book, so it was great getting to read an interview with the protagonist! (:

  3. Alexa - excellent! you should meet her soon. :)
    Sara - DO IT!


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