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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  3,946 ratings  ·  565 reviews
This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party. She remembers climbing the trail with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened i
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by EgmontUSA
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Apr 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
One Moment by Kristina McBride is a story of the unfairness of life; how things are cut short, how things are not what they seem, how things are stolen, changed, a path diverted in a blink.

Maggie and her friends are at the gorge. Maggie and her boyfriend Joey are at the top of the cliff, about to jump off -- then everything goes blank. Maggie opens her eyes and Adam is urging her out from the bush she's hidden herself behind. There is screaming, sirens, and blood. Joey is dead. The story goes o
Apr 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was a little hesitant about picking up One Moment, the synopsis sounded so heartfelt and achy, and I usually have a hard time coping with books dealing with death and heartache, however when I decided to try it, it sort of matched the mood I was in, I remember Reyjne saying once that often the best reading experience comes out of reading a book when you’re in that particular frame of mind or when a book compliments your mood. And for some strange reason this book at that moment in time really ...more
May 16, 2016 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, in-english
DNF @ 28%

Maybe it doesn’t make sense to give up with a book so early but I can’t anymore. I wanted to connect with Maggie and understand her but nope, no luck.


In short: Maggie is dating with Joey for a year and half. They both are with their friends by lake or something, Joey persuades Maggie to jump off the cliff. He jumps, she doesn’t. He dies and she doesn’t remember a single thing before his jump and the time when her friend Adam finds her hiding in a bush. Then it’s there a lot of pages wit
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012
Dark, atmospheric and utterly compelling, One Moment by Kristina McBride is sure to appeal to readers who like contemporary and the exploration of human nature through literature. While it doesn’t bring anything new or unpredictable to the table, One Moment sets itself apart in the smooth way the prose flows and gradually brings to light what is the heart of the novel. The friendships and the way they are affected by the death of one of the integral members of their group, a person who was more ...more
Λίνα Θωμάρεη
One moment is enough to change your life....

Maggie lost her boyfriend in a strange way while she was the last person that talked and saw him and she has had her memory lost. Her friends trying to stand by her although they must cope with their lost of friend too.
But something was wrong. Truths coming out and Maggie knows that these kind of truths hurts.

The story was strong. The writing was not exaggerated and it was as emotional as it was should.

3.5 stars....
“Fear about what, exactly?'

'Everything,' I said. 'But mostly just the realization that all it takes is one moment for your entire world to turn upside down. One wrong decision, and it's over.”

How do you keep standing when everything that you believed in was all a big, fat lie? This book is about how people can still be so clueless even if the truth is screaming right in front of their face..

Brief Summary:

Maggie and Joey were together for almost two years now. They were friends with a bunch
Disclaimer: This was sent to me by the publisher, Skyhorse Publishing/Sky Pony Press, via NetGalley for an honest review.

Well S**t, that was depressing.

After a traumatic accident that leaves her boyfriend Joey dead, Maggie finds herself unable to remember the final moments that lead up to his death. Maggie remembers spending the day at the gorge with her childhood friends and boyfriend Joey, and she even remembers climbing up the trail with him to jump off the cliff together. But for
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
More reviews located at Paperback Princess.

I really did like this book because it made me think. I've always been a what-if kinda girl (I can't let well enough alone) so being forced to think about how I would have reacted was a terrifying experience so you can only imagine how Maggie feels. Especially when she can't remember what happened.

At first you're introduced to everyone that matters in the book which was overwhelming, I was a little confused, but once you fall into knowing who is who the
Apr 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
Before I begin my review, forewarning that I DNF this book.

This book is about a young girl who is hanging out with her friends when her boyfriend dies in a cliff-jumping accident. It follows the aftermath and also flashes back to when her boyfriend was alive.
I was about 40 pages in when I decided to not finish the book. I thought the book held promise when I first heard about it, which is why I chose to read it.

After 40 pages I thought the overall plot of the book was UBER predictable. After t
This would be my first book by Kristina McBride, but it wont be my last. I really enjoyed the way she writes.
I've always been attracted to amnesia-type books, and while One Moment isn't a huge example of that, I still enjoyed the flavor of mystery Maggie was trying to uncover after such a traumatic event.

What I liked most about this book was that even though there was some drama and angst the actions and reactions that these characters portrayed felt very natural and real compared to the over-sc
May 19, 2012 rated it liked it

It's an interesting read, yet I’m still struggling to put into words exactly which parts worked and which ones didn’t. With six people who’ve lived in each others’ pockets it’s not shock how, in essence, they’re a unit. Sure, a couple of them were closer to others but it’s also this fact that made for a more complicated group dynamic. Their core seemed to be Joey though. Wild… crazy…beautiful, they all said, but what else was there to him? That it takes tragedy for them to all open up, open
Brittany S.
Initial Impressions 6/11/12: 4.5/5 stars
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was a sad story of course, since it revolves around the death of Maggie's boyfriend Joey (Maggie being the main character of course) and the best friend of Maggie's group of 6 friends. It was a very touching story as well as adding an extra layer of drama in there when secrets come out after Joey's death. We get a little touch of soap opera (but not enough to be cheesy or annoying!) when drama unfolds within the group
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Oh, just look at that cover, just how beautiful it is!

That was the first thing that grabbed my attention, and then there was the book description - i love stories about memory loss, about characters that need to pick up the remaining pieces of their lives and remember how it was when all pieces fit together perfectly.

On the good site the writing was good, the premise was wonderful and the ingredients for a great read were all there.. so what went wrong then?
It's just that I wasn't invested
***NOTE! Review posted on Ja čitam, a ti?

What Tanja thought about it....

This is a story about girl Maggie, who is just regular teen. She spends her time with her four friends and her boyfriend Joey. Until one day he is dead. Is she guilty for that? She doesn’t know because of the shock after his death. We slowly meet all of them and we discover some things that will change the whole thing. All of them are struggling with his death. All of them are trying to deal with it and some of them blame t
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First I would like to Thank Netgalley and Thomas Nelson for sending me an ARC copy of One Moment. When I first saw this book I just knew I had to read it. The cover calls to you. It is so plain but yet so telling.

Maggie is reeling from the death of her boyfriend Joey. They go to the cliffs to jump and when they do Joey hesitates for one moment and when he jumps it's off and he dies. As time goes on Maggie starts to find out things about Joey that don't make sense. As she presses on she has to de
Apr 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
*Sniffle* ♥ this book *Sniffle*

One Moment was not a novel I could devour in one sitting. It took me the better part of two weeks to plow through this story with tear filled eyes. This is a book that had me breaking out the "ugly cry" (don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about). Having lost a close friend to a car accident while I was a sophomore in high school, I found I connected with One Moment on a very personal level. This may also be one of the reasons I had to read in moderate d
Oct 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
(Received an ARC of this novel in October 2011, months before the release date)

Lovely writing and a likeable main character make ONE MOMENT a great read. Add to that a fast pace and incredible attention to detail, and you can understand why I gave the book five stars.

After Joey’s sudden death, Maggie finds herself suffering from memory loss. She was with Joey in the seconds before his accident, but she can’t remember any of it. The loss of memory is important throughout the book and is handled i
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is book I really enjoyed. Maggie is up a cliff with Joey, his boyfriend, running up to the border before jumping down to the water, and the world hits pause until it gets on play again, and all that can be hear are screams. Joey has hit his head on the border of a ledge and is dead. And Maggie doesn't remember what has happened from running to the cliff to the screams.

All of their friends try to be together to face up this moment, but they keep on falling apart... specially as nasty and twi
Daphnee (daphneereads)
One Moment by Kristina McBride was full of twists and turns. Yes, some were obvious but it was very good. It's about friends that must overcome differences when one of them tragically dies. It was painfully good.

Thank you NetGalley for this free ebook in exchange of a honest review.
Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)

"All it takes is One Moment for your entire world to turn upside down. One wrong decision and it's over."

As a reader, I have a tendency to get attached to some books I'm reading. Being attached meaning I can't seem to stop thinking about its story and its characters and this book once again evoke that certain attachment to me. I never really expected this book to get this much of me, I was expecting something light and ordinary YA story. Instead, what I get is a story full of mystery, depressi
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was ready for this to be a tearjerker and to be devastated by the time I was done but this book is a journey through grief and discovery. This is about healing.

Definitely deserves a 3.5.

Maggie has lost her two-year boyfriend in a horrible accident for which she was the only eye witness, and yet she can't remember a thing. They were a tight group of friends since forever but with Joey's passing, they now drift apart, and nothing makes sense anymore. And does she even want to understand what hap
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
First thoughts:

First off I like to mention that I really loved the cover to this book, it really captures the emotion this book has throughout its entire story…the color choice and image seemed to fit just perfect with the theme of the book. This was definitely a fast and engrossing read, the intensity of emotion that this book brought out in me literally had me on the edge. Any book that can cause serious emotion has no problem grabbing the reader’s attention and this book was no exception. I w
Okay finished this book last night, just so that I could get it out of my way. And I will admit to skipping pages, and looking for flashbacks, or just dialogue.

Meghan was the only one on top of that cliff with Joey when he died. She remembers climbing to the top, and sharing that kiss, but after that her memories are blocked, and she can’t remember anything. Everyone feels bad for her and tries to console her, and through that she learns more, especially about one person in particular: A
It's hard to put into words how well versed "One Moment" is for a coming of age/coming to terms summer story. It's a novel of grief over a tragic death, with six friends dealing with the aftermath of a cliff diving venture gone horribly wrong. In the center of it all, in the leading perspective point, is Maggie, Joey's girlfriend. She has to pick up the pieces of her fragmented memory to know what happened on the day her boyfriend died, and eventually come to terms with the healing process and a ...more
Aliaa El-Nashar
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sometimes I feel like a hypocrite in regards to when people ask me what I like to read or watch. I would be adamant that I hate watching movies that don’t have a happy ending, yet, ‘A Walk To Remember’ is my favourite movie of all-time. With regards to books, I don’t like reading ones that have you so emotionally involved and easily manipulated by the author, yet my favourite book is ‘Wuthering Heights’.

I actually would have never read this book if I had read the synopsis in advance. A book that
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One moment. One small detail. One quick movement. One small thought, can change everything.

Maggie, Shannon, Pete, Tannia, Adam and Joey's lives change forever over one small unintended accident. Summer is all about having fun, but what if the one person you trusted was lying to you? Does that change everything? Was your action the one that cost you everything?

All six of them were just having a normal day at the gorge, daring each other, laughing and reminiscing about the future, when a trag

Tanja (Tanychy)
Apr 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-galleys
Note: Review you can find on Ja čitam, a ti?

What Tanja thought about it....

This is a story about girl Maggie, who is just regular teen. She spends her time with her four friends and her boyfriend Joey. Until one day he is dead. Is she guilty for that? She doesn’t know because of the shock after his death. We slowly meet all of them and we discover some things that will change the whole thing. All of them are struggling with his death. All of them are trying to deal with it and some of them blame
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it
This review is originally posted at Smitten over Books. Actual rating: 3.5

I expected One Moment to be heavy. And it was, in a lot of ways. It has every thing a drama would be without: betrayal, deception, lies, and death.

Maggie seems to have it all. A perfect boyfriend and a perfect group of friends. Then one summer, everything changes. Joey's dead and she can't remember anything that happened before the accident. But Joey's death is only the first slip, secrets will spill and it will ultimate
Amel  Armeliana
I like this book a lot. This is a heartbreaking story about loss, love, friendship and betrayal.

Maggie is living in a very happy life. With a perfect boyfriend in one hand and a tight knit friendship with five her childhood friends in the other hand, nothing can be wrong. But when one day that perfect boyfriend died in an accident and Maggie lost her memories of what had happened in a couple of minutes between her and Joey before the accident, everything started to fall apart. At the gorge, Mag
Michele at A Belle's Tales
How many of us wish we could go back and recapture one moment in our lives? Maybe have the chance to change things leading up to a particular time, or even just relive a certain unforgettable occasion? I love the title of this book, One Moment, and everything that title encapsulates.

This is a very relatable story with an extremely likable main character, Maggie. One Moment tells the story of six friends who have been inseparable their whole lives. You wouldn’t think you could possibly know anyo
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Kristina McBride has published four novels for young adults - THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES, ONE MOMENT, A MILLION TIMES GOODNIGHT, and THE BAKERSVILLE DOZEN. Kristina is a former high school English teacher and yearbook advisor, as well as an adjunct professor at Antioch University Midwest and Wright State University. Kristina has a thing for music, trees, purses, and chocolate. You might be surprised ...more

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“What if it's as simple as one moment? One tiny thing, like that kiss on the rocks? What if I'd kissed him a little longer? Would he be alive right now? Or what if I'd stayed with him Friday night, what if I'd been with him… wherever he was?” 43 likes
“Above, leaves fluttered in the moonlight, and I wondered if their whispers were meant for me, if they were imprinted with a code that I needed to decipher. Some kind of important message that would help me get this right.” 17 likes
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