Waiting on Wednesday: Six Feet Over It


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Six Feet Over It by Jennifer LongoSix Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo
Publication date: August 26, 2014

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?

I first saw Six Feet Over It on someone else’s Waiting on Wednesday post a few weeks ago. A job in a family-owned cemetery is certainly unusual for a YA character, and I’m glad that it’s a contemporary instead of a paranormal.




  1. Reminds me of another one that came out not that long ago and it was a murder mystery, but this sounds better. 🙂
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  2. I really want to read this one. It kind of reminds me of Six Feet Under but the YA version.

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  3. I agree this does sound unusual but i hope its good 🙂
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  4. I do like the sounds of this one. I need to add it. Great pick.

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  5. What an interesting premise! I think I might even read this one just out of curiosity! Nice! Happy reading.
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