The Long Wait for Tomorrow is an engaging, suspenseful, but confusing read with themes of fate, destiny, and making amends. Mature, thought provoking subject matter probably makes this book most appropriate for older teens. The concept of time travel and returning from the future to right the wrongs of the past is interesting and discussion-worthy. An incident of bullying and humiliation is central to the storyline and incites hatred and violence from the targeted boy. A violent shooting incident takes place. Language is graphic, underage drinking is rampant, and teen sex is implied. Family is dysfunctional while friendship is supportive.