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by Jennifer Longo
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Home is where the bodies are buried.
humorous and heart-wrenchingly beautiful, Jennifer Longo’s YA debut
about a girl stuck living in a cemetery will change the way you look at
life, death, and love.
Leigh sells graves for her
family-owned cemetery because her father is too lazy to look farther
than the dinner table when searching for employees. Working the literal
graveyard shift, she meets two kinds of customers:
Pre-Need: They know what’s up. They bought their graves a long time ago, before they needed them.
They are in shock, mourning a loved one’s unexpected death. Leigh
avoids sponging their agony by focusing on things like guessing the
headstone choice (mostly granite).
Sarcastic and smart, Leigh
should be able to stand up to her family and quit. But her world’s been
turned upside down by the sudden loss of her best friend and the
appearance of Dario, the slightly-too-old-for-her grave digger.
Surrounded by death, can Leigh move on, if moving on means it’s time to
get a life?