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The Secret to Letting Go

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  267 ratings  ·  103 reviews
One summer can change everything...

Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend’s death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he’ll be leaving Florida for a new start in college. If only he could avoid the mysterious new girl in town, who seems every bit as naive and eccentric as she looks. Trouble is, she’s hard to ignore, with her b
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Published February 1st 2016 by Entangled: digiTeen
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NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "Heartbroken" stars with all my heart***

Honestly, guys!!!! This was an amazing story!!!
Intense, emotional, heartbroken at the same time, but with a wonderfull plot that couldn't keep you untouched!!!!

I didn't want for this book to come to an end... ever!!!

This was a story about secrets that kept you at the bottom.... about invisible chains that were holding you away from the life that it should be yours...
This was a story about paying other's mistakes.... For doing your own mistakes..
Fafa's Book Corner
Apr 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner !

Beware spoilers ahead!

I had heard about this book through Twitter. At the time I didn't think much of it. About a month later I read the synopsis and the reviews. The synopsis was interesting but there were several mixed reviews. After some contemplating I decided to read it. I am happy to say that I enjoyed it!

The book begins with Daniel working in his fathers shop. A girl who has just entered the shop catches his eye. She lingers in the golf section and se
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

"His lips found mine, as soft as a dragonfly landing, so soft that maybe I'd imagines it. Was he kissing me? My first kiss?"

This was a YA contemporary romance about a girl who needed saving, and a boy who wanted to save her.

I felt quite sorry for Clover in this story, being left with no family and nowhere to live must have been awful for her, especial
Λίνα Θωμάρεη
She has amazing eyes. That's what Daniel thought when he met Clover. She's also weird ...

He is my savior ... but can I really trust him? Clover wondered about Daniel.

The story was pretty good. First of all, it had a lot of things I liked.
For example drama.
It also had a lot of agony. Because what happens to this girl and does she have this attitude?
Why is she alone in the world?
Where are her parents?
Why so many secrets?

As the story passes the queries remain questions (I really thought we would ne
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
3/5 stars

Trigger Warning: abuse, death of loved ones

Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Secret to Letting Go is a mystery that deals with grief and the fear of letting go.

One summer can change everything...

Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend’s death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he’ll be leaving Florida for a new start in college. If only he could avoid the mysterious new girl in town, w
Paula M
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is drama at it's finest! Full review to follow!
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Working in his father's sporting goods store Daniel Hudson never expected to come across a customer quite like Clover Scott. Clover has a hair cut that looks like she's been attacked by a pair of scissors, clothes that don't quite fit right and sometimes says the strangest things but Daniel is immediately drawn to her. After coming to Clover's rescue twice Daniel finds himself wanting to help this girl that so obviously needs someone to do so.

The Secret of Letting Go is truly a touching tale of
Lisa (lifeinlit)
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars!

The Secret to Letting Go is the story of Clover, a lost and suffering teenager, who finds herself in the company of Daniel Hudson, a local with his own demons to fight. It is immediately obvious to the reader that Clove is hiding something. It’s also quite apparent that she’s very different from others her age. She’s very out-of-the-loop when it comes to real life. She has been extremely sheltered and lived a life very different from others. I really appreciated the mystery elements to
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SO I just need to first mention this: Please have a look at the cover. Isn't it very pretty?
The coverslut in me was very happy indeed, when I got this novel.

And while one shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, this one, well just go ahead and do.
Because if I had to describe The Secret to Letting Go in one word? My choice would be beautiful.

I love Fleet's prose. And I am definitely going to look out for more books by her. Her writing style is descriptive, thoughtful and subtle.

The plot was well p
The Secret to Letting Go is, as the title implied, a coming-of-age, family/friendship book. Clover, a teenage girl who was locked with her mom in her house by her dad and became the prisoner of it when she was little so she had never seen the outside world until two years ago. What’s worse, how she got out of that place was even darker than you could imagine. When she first escaped to somewhere far away from that house, she was extremely curious about literally EVERYTHING—both physically and men ...more
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Originally posted on, reviewed by Nichole.

Ok…I have so many thoughts and feels over this book, I don’t really know where to begin. My overall thought? I thought that The Secret to Letting Go was a solid contemporary read that had a few quirks that bugged me.

The number one thing that I want to talk about is the dual POVs between Clover and Daniel. I absolutely adored the first POV (Daniels,) and I was super excited that we had another YA book with a male perspective. They don’t re
Anneliz Cintron
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, favorites
First things first: I received this ARC through NetGalley.
The book comes out on February 1st and you should definitely check it out!!!

The year has only just now begun but I feel like this is a top candidat for my favorite book of the year.

The book is about Daniel, who can't wait to get out of town, and Clover, who showed up in town out of nowhere, looking for someone. They both have secrets and they both had something bad happen to them in their past. Both have huge walls build around them. I lo
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Overall I think this was a good enough book, but I was a little let down by it in ways. First off I could understand early on what type of life Clover lived growing up. It was pretty obvious by the way she acted, but after reading the reviews I expected to see her grow a lot as a character, and found myself disappointed in the lack of growth. I read this story was filled with a lot of self-rediscovery and character growth for both of them, but I don’t feel like we got that.

It’s not that Clover d
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*I was provided a copy by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I don’t know how I’ll be able to write this review without giving too much away. This one of that books that is good to go without knowing a lot. But first like just all admire the gorgeous cover that this book has. I’m going to be honest this cover was one of the reasons why I requested this book.

I really liked this book. I loved that it was told in two different POVs and that we
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book left me quite conflicted, I’m not sure if I am completely in love with it but the message is a strong one and it’s quite beautiful, so I’m not even sure how to rate this. I’m also getting ahead of myself, let’s just talk about it first.

The concept is quite an interesting one as there’s quite a bit of mystery present and you know that tragic things have happened to a lot of the characters but most stay very vague until it all comes crashing down. I love books in which characters are jus
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received a copy of this through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

3.5 stars

This was so beautifully written that I didn't mind the duel perspectives at all. The mystery surrounding the characters kept me intrigued throughout and I thought Clover and Daniel were incredibly dynamic and they brought the story to life perfectly. There is quite bit of tragedy in this book but don't let that put you off as it is a great exploration of love and moving on.

The Secret to Letting Go has just been
I received a copy via netgalley.

Wow so this was a page turner. Clover's innocence and Daniel's heartbreak from another really meshed well all the secrets they kept once finally out made their characters really bloom. There was crazy twists all over the place. I really enjoyed how everything came together and fell into place the ending was satisfying. Writing style a bit off and random PoV switches but they make more sense after it all is over. 4.5 Stars
Bekah (WillBakeforBooks)
Let me start by saying that this book was not what I expected in the least. Maybe I missed parts of the synopsis when I was too busy admiring the gorgeous cover, I don’t know. *shrugs* Somehow I thought I was going into a light YA with a dash of suspense, but what I got was…entirely different.

Daniel Hudson doesn’t let himself get close to anyone, not since his girlfriend died tragically and the guilt still haunts him about whether or not he could’ve saved her. The last thing he needs is to meet
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Wow I am not really sure of what to say about this book. I didn’t expect much and I was so wrong. This book was full of raw emotions which made my heart ache more than once. The story was beautifully written and it successfully managed to convey all the emotions it wanted you to experience. I felt pain, love, betrayal and above
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Beautiful story about love, grief, painful memories, and learning how to live...really live again after experiencing tragedy. It's also about how real love can happen at any age, even when one is a teenager, even when you least expect it to happen.

Written in the alternating dual POVs of Daniel and Clover, it's interesting to see the commonalities between two teens who have been raised in very different circumstances. They met randomly, and that may have been the end of it, but Daniel showed com
Paula  Phillips
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off this is an amazing cover which I have a cover crush on and that is one of the things that drew me to the book, the second was the mystery aspect to the story as the book takes place in a smalltown where we first meet Daniel Hudson whose family owns the local sports store in town and a female named Clover. Clover has had a rough life and spent most of her growing up off the grid, in fact she has been running for the past two years after an tragic accident occurred . Clover is in search ...more
*I received an e-arc of this book from Entangled Teen Publishing on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
This book was just okay for me. It wasn't terrible but it wasn't great either. I wasn't expecting the dual point of views and I still kind of wish it was told from just one, but I did think that it was done pretty well. I thought Clover's naivety was pretty annoying even though there was an explanation for it, but sometimes the things she would say/thought just sounded more like she wa
Rachel's Book Reviews

Ok, so I think the end dragged out a little.... and I disagreed with a few of the conclusions about guilt and bravery.

But the rest of the book was so amazing. Five Stars All The Way Man. All. The. Way.

Nina Rossing
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, 2016
Way more emotional than I expected - which was good :)
Rachel Harrell
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on:
Note: I received an advanced readers copy of this book from the publisher, Entangled Teen, in exchange for an honest review

Everyone one has their secrets; Clover Scott happens to have many. When she walks into a sporting goods store in Florida, she catches the eye of Daniel Hudson. Immediately he is drawn to her but his past confines him from wanting to get to know her more. But after saving her twice, all he wants to do is help her.

The S
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received this book via NetGalley through Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review*

*This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment*

“…two more months before I headed to college and everything changed.”

I’ve never read a summer romance quite like this one. It’s been awhile since I nearly finished a book in one sitting. The only reason I stopped at around seventy percent with this book was because I could barely keep my eyes open. I devoured the rest of it the following morning and wi
Oana D. L.
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

''True evil can never be hidden.It's always there,if you know where to look.When i look at you,i see only good things.''

The Secret Of Letting Go was a beautiful story about two young people whose life turned upside down after they both go through two tragedies.Clover Scott's life isn't easy at all and after losing her mother ,she must find the rest of her family ,but who would have thought that the secrets Clover hides are so full of pain and misery,something that she won't forget easily or move
The Secret to Letting Go was quite an interesting story. Initially, I thought Clover was from a cult and had escaped, with the way she was so naive, wasn't aware of certain things and didn't understand a lot. She also portrayed the behavior of someone who lived in fear of authority figures and seemed as if she was in hiding, so that was another sign, to me, that she had run away from captivity. Well, in a way she had. Her situation might not have been the same as those from cults, but she was re ...more
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know how to start this review because well, I have mixed feelings about this book. I like it but then I don't really. That's just weird right? Okay. Well, give me a few seconds and I'll really know what I feel.

*few seconds past*

Okay. So, here's what I really thought or feel - I like this book. =) The only thing that bothers me is the last part. I'm not really sure how I feel about it. Anyway, I like the characters especially Ms. Ginny =) I kind of like Clover but not so much. Geez. I d
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After a decade of living in the sunny Caribbean with her pilot husband and three amazing kids, Katherine Fleet has recently moved back to her hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland, the most easterly city in North America. In addition to adjusting to life back in Canada, she loves to write, read, travel, and embarrass her kids on social media. She is an active member of RWA and loves NaNoWriMo. The ...more

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