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One Moment by Kristina McBride
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May 09, 12

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Read from May 02 to 05, 2012

One Moment is about a girl going into the summer between her junior and senior years of high school and realizes just how much her life and her world can change in One Moment. As the truth unravels, she begins to understand that what she knew and what was really going on are completely different.

I was so excited when One Moment popped up on NetGalley and “read now” title at that! No permission required. I’ve been looking forward to all the great contemporary summer romance books coming out this summer and this one was near the top of my list! Even though I knew it wasn’t going to be a traditional romance but I was looking forward to unraveling all the secrets surrounding this close-knit group of friends.

Unfortunately, it was slightly disappointing and the most of the secrets were painfully obvious; obvious to everyone but the main character. Maggie loses her memory from the one moment where everything changes and spends the rest of the book trying to remember why she didn’t jump off the cliff with her boyfriend. I wouldn’t go to the extreme of saying the Maggie was annoying but she was definitely very naive. I was even getting frustrated with her when she still couldn’t recall the memory.

I am a grudge holder by nature so there is no way that I could have been a good person like Maggie and try to be friends with Shannon after everything that happened. Hats off to Maggie for being the bigger person. The ending was good and I was glad that she was able to discern the difference between the Joey (her dead boyfriend) that she build up in her head and the true Joey after all the secrets came out. And she was able to forgive him and let him go. That’s a lot to accomplish before starting your senior year of high school. I give One Moment 3 hearts for an interesting story and juicy, juicy secrets.
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Marie I'm reading this right now and I'm like 23% in but I keep screaming in my head THE _______!!!! I had a feeling it had something to do with smug girl. Though it's still like pushing a friend to figure something out on their own so you can say "okay, now kick her butt!" lol!


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