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The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
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Read on February 10, 2012

This was amazing! I got to page 14, before the verse just started annoying me. I read the back, and realized, that the verse will tell me a story, just in a more poetic way. So I kept reading, and let me tell you! This set the bar high for books written in verse! It was very cute and lovable. I liked how everything wasn't laid out for me in the exposition, but it was all slowly seeping out though their actions. It was so beautiful. Not just how it was written, but the story. I flew though this book, and was so upset when I realized there were not enough pages for their love. It just wasn't enough. Very amazing though. I wish this book kept going! SO much!

Amber is just a regular girl. She runs away, with the intention of coming back. Today is the day before. Before everything changes, anyway. That really is all that matters. But today is a day for herself. She will spend it at a small city by the sea. She will keep her life in her own hands. Se meets a boy, Cade. Cade is jus the thing she needed. Someone to focus on, when her life is spiraling out of her control, she can take her drum sticks and beat out a rhythm of her own. Maybe even find the happiness and peace she is so desperately searching for.

As I said, one of my favorite books, and very good to read. I wished it went farther, but its not a cliffhanger or anything. All problems are resolved, except for one that I just can't figure out! Its all good though. Anyone know what movie she's taking about in the end?

I recommend to those who like poetry, and those who would like to try verse.
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Quotes Taylor Liked

Lisa Schroeder
“Oftentimes
when I read a book,
I want to savor
each word,
each phrase,
each page,
loving the prose
so much,
I don't want it
to end.

Other times
the story pulls me in,
and I can hardly
read fast enough,
the details flying by,
some of them lost
because all that matters
is making sure
the character
is all right
when it's over.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“Some mornings,
it's hard to get
out of bed.

Sleep lures you
like a stranger
with a piece of candy.

Follow me.
It will be okay.
I promise.

You know better,
but still you follow,
because you really do
love candy.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“There is something
comforting
about a lighthouse.
In the dark of the night,
hold on to the light,
and you’ll get
back home safely.

I need a personal lighthouse.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“I get it. Sometimes you want to remember. And sometimes you need to forget.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“People always say
chocolate makes
everything better.

I say friends make everything better.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“To plan it all would take away from the fun and the excitement of what's to come. Let the day reveal itself to me in its own time, in its own way. I am yours, Today. I am yours.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“One picture will have to be enough.
Just like
one day
will have to be
enough.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“It's like
the silence
that follows

the beautiful song.

Or
the darkness
that follows

the glitter in the air.

He knew
what to do
to make it better.

As I walk toward
the door,
I take a deep breath.

I know
what to do
to make it better.

As he
embraced me,
I will
try to embrace
this day
that follows

the day before.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“I see you.

Because in you,
I see me.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“sometimes, love is loud.
sometimes, love is quiet.

Always, love is my mom.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“One outer
paddles around
on his back,
spinning a blue ball
on his tummy.

I could watch them
for hours.

Because they get it.

They get that
life is short and
you should just
forget the crap
and have fun.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“I see you.
The real you.

The you who fillips a coin,
hoping to understand
how fate works:
this choice or that choice,
ultimately leaving you
no choice at all.

The you who smiles
and tries to be happy
because that’s what
people want
you to be.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before

Lisa Schroeder
“He cups my face
with both hands
leans in,
eyes lingering a
sweet second
before his lips
are there on mine,
teasing,
playing,
tasting,
kissing.

When he pulls away,
I'm breathless.

He nuzzles my ear.
"Now that's thrilling."

You got that right.”
Lisa Schroeder, The Day Before


Reading Progress

02/10/2012 page 178
58.0% "A little hard to read at first, but its pretty good once I got used to the verse"

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