Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo (Random House Books For Young Readers)Read about another book on the list.
You may think that a novel set in a cemetery would be depressing, but as we learn from Six Feet Over It’s protagonist Leigh, it’s really just part of the everyday. After Leigh’s father impulsively buys a graveyard, Leigh is stuck selling gravestones to the bereaved, and she chews on Junior Mints compulsively as they sit across from her in tears. Suddenly, readers (and I hope it wasn’t just me) are laughing at a family’s recent loss. But believe me, there will be tears, too, as Longo deftly weaves in cultural depictions of death, family drama, and the pain of losing a best friend into this darkly funny novel.
The Page 69 Test: Six Feet Over It.
My Book, The Movie: Six Feet Over It.