Six Feet Over It
In Longo’s poignant and humorous debut, 14-year-old Leigh is less than thrilled when her parents move the family from the California coast to a boring inland community where they run a graveyard. She feels her life has been turned upside down ever since her older sister Kai battled leukemia and her best friend Emily died unexpectedly. Now her father wants Emma to work in the graveyard office after school. Fearful of more pain and loss, Leigh has closed herself off from feeling and hides behind her aggressive sarcasm. But she lets her guard down when she meets Dario, the new groundskeeper and is able to emerge from her grief and join the world of the living.