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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

(ARC Review) The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

Author: Lisa Schroeder
Source: Around The World Tours

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse (June 28, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442417439
ISBN-13: 978-1442417434


Sometimes there's no turning back.

Amber's life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of her family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.

Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell that he's also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.

The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she's drawn to him. And the more she's troubled by his darkness. Because Cade's not just living in the now--he's living each moment like it's his last.


Oh, Lisa Schroeder. How much do I love thee?  I love the writing style of verse.  I love the characters you create because they are so real.  I love how you are not afraid to touch on subjects that touch the heart. Your books are what every teen and adult needs to read. 

Amber is a 16 and feels as though her whole world is crumbling down around her.  With the issue Amber is being forced to face, I would feel the same way. She desperately wants a day for just her and to feel anything but sadness.  When she escapes to the beach for the day, fate steps in and she meets Cade.  Cade is facing a scary issue as well the following day.  The two make a pact not to discuss why they are alone at the beach that day and to just feel happiness for the day.  They become fast friends within the first 12 hours and it slowly turns to teen love.

I loved this story.  I love how Cade and Amber both tried so hard to make the other feel alive and free.  Even though they both are facing something difficult the following day, they learn that fate may be cruel at times, but it also brings good as well.  

The only thing I didn't like about this book was how soon it ended! I wanted more moments with Amber and Cade.  I found myself slowing my reading down towards the end because I wanted to savor each page and not think about how close I was getting to the end of such a beautifully written story. I enjoyed this story so much, I had it read within one hour.  I can't wait for the release of this book so I can run out and buy myself a finished copy to read over and over again. 


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS



Blogger Safari Poet said...

Congrats! I received the Seven Facts Award and am passing it on to you. If you're not accepting awards just think of it as compliment. Happy reading!

February 23, 2011 at 5:12 AM  
OpenID deannalynnc said...

This as officially been added to my TBR list! I LOVE this cover. I don't really know why but it does look peaceful...maybe that's why. :-)

February 27, 2011 at 1:33 AM  

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