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The Day Before

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A Story of Discovery and Hope

Most of us go through life confident of who we are, who our parents are, and our place in the world. What if one day, however, someone we've never heard of dies and our whole life changes? Nothing is what it seems, and we're not even who we thought we were. Through lett...
Most of us go through life confident of who we are, who our parents are, and our place in the world. What if one day, however, someone we've never heard of dies and our whole life changes? Nothing is what it seems, and we're not even who we thought we were. Through letters and beautiful verse author Lisa Schroeder's new novel, THE DAY BEFORE, follows the story of Amber, a girl faced with such a situation. In Amber's own words she calls it "the last day of my before. The day before all changes forever." In a few but perfectly chosen words, Amber's story unfolds. Each verse carries the reader along with Amber, as she discovers the truth about herself. Along the way she meets Cade, a boy with a story of his own. The two teens have a lot in common: he writes songs; she plays in a band. They both are also on a journey that neither looks forward to, but that they have to do. Amber and Cade spend the day together, going to the beach, getting acquainted, kissing, and perhaps falling in love. Will Amber's after be as good as her before? Will Cade's story have a happy ending? THE DAY BEFORE is a story about friendship, family, hope, and of doing your best when life gets tough. The rhythm of the verses, the spare words, the language, simple yet touching, make Ms. Schroeder's novel a must read. I enjoyed my journey with the two teens, waiting to see how their stories would turn out. I think you'll enjoy it too. Recommended for everyone who loves a novel with characters that will make you examine your own life for those little moments of decision that affect your entire life. This is a book you'll want to read over and over. I plan to read it again. ### ARC courtesy of Simon & Schuster Galley Grab

posted by Beverly_Stowe on July 4, 2011

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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Written in Poems Ruined it.

Conflicting emotions about this. Good story stuck in a "poetically" laid out book which in my opinion ruined it all for me. Find my full review here: locate Me, My Shelf and I Blog for the full review.

posted by MyShelfAndI on May 25, 2011

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    Written in Poems Ruined it.

    Conflicting emotions about this. Good story stuck in a "poetically" laid out book which in my opinion ruined it all for me. Find my full review here:
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