Yes Buzzday Thursday is here to stay, This is my way of getting the Buzz out on books (as well as Authors) that are just not promoted as well as other or aren’t on everyone’s radar. Don’t all authors deserve the chance to make it to the bestsellers list. Or at least have other people hear about their great works. So this my way of doing my part.
Today’s Buzzday Thursday book and author are Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo.
Synopsis provided by Goodreads.com
Home is where the bodies are buried.
Darkly 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.
At Need: 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?
If that synopsis doesn’t appeal to you then I don’t what will. I’m currently reading this book and I must say that I’m happy I went with my gut and picked this one up. It’s witty and dark humored as well as sad and poignant. So give Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo a try.