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The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
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Jun 16, 2011

it was ok
Read in June, 2011

Hrm. Perhaps with this book what I will do is start of with what I liked about the book. I hate having to give negative reviews, and I am not entirely negative about this book. Simply put there was aspects I loved about it, and aspects I really didn't like and didn't connect with. But I am going to be as fair and constructive as possible.

There is absolute no dispute that Lisa Schroeder is a wonderful writer. I will admit I don't like prose and I don't have a lot of time for poetry. But she won me over with her writing style, it was so descriptive, it flowed and the imagry was beautiful in it. She can definitely write. And I really enjoyed reading a book with this type of style for something different. It was definitely easy to digest, I read this in one sitting.

What didn't sit well with me, is the naivity of the character in this book. Amber meets Cade whilst she is at the beach and really, in the space of 8-12 hours of meeting him, she is pretty well in love with him saying things like she cares deeply about him. As a reader, this lost me. This is where the book and I didn't connect. I understand love, I understand lust, and I understand what it is to care, and I realise this will be different from person to person, but to be acting like a love sick girl over someone she's known half a day - I really couldn't get past that hurdle (which is why I've spent a whole paragraph on it). Understanding the main character is a teenager, but she just seemed extremely juvinile at times.

So that's how I felt... there's no way of talking around that really is there? Unfortunately it wasn't for me. That being said, as with all my reviews I would always openly encourage people to make their own decisions by reading the book themselves. You may not agree with me, and that is quite alright too!

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Mary Love at first sight isn't as common in real life as it is in literature, but it happened to me....a lightening bolt went through me when I first saw my beloved's face....and if I knew I was leaving for out of state the next day, I would have done everything this couple did to maintain a lasting connection.

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