Book We Covet: Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt

Why we covet this book: Love the tagline "What if the love of your life is literally right in front of you?" This book just sounds like a fun contemporary read.

playinghurtSean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt (out March 2011)
According to her guidance counselor, fifteen-year-old Payton Gritas needs a focus object—an item to concentrate her emotions on. It’s supposed to be something inanimate, but Payton decides to use the thing she stares at during class: Sean Griswold’s head. They’ve been linked since third grade (Griswold-Gritas—it’s an alphabetical order thing), but she’s never really known him.

The focus object is intended to help Payton deal with her father’s newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis. And it’s working. With the help of her boy-crazy best friend Jac, Payton starts stalking—er, focusing on—Sean Griswold . . . all of him! He’s cute, he shares her Seinfeld obsession (nobody else gets it!) and he may have a secret or two of his own.

In this sweet story of first love, Lindsey Leavitt seamlessly balances heartfelt family moments, spot-on sarcastic humor, and a budding young romance.

"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here. It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!


  1. I'm looking forward to this one too, can't wait. Great pick! =)

  2. Ooh, I want to read this one too! First love rocks!

  3. Very cute that she picks his head as her focus object...LOL! Sounds fun :)

  4. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book and I am hoping to get to it over winter break from school


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