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We Thought We Were Invincible

(Invincible #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  216 ratings  ·  80 reviews
...Michelle has really blown my expectations out of the window with this story... a five-star read - Kelly St. Clare, YA Books Central

Paperback, 246 pages
Published February 17th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to author Michelle Lynn.)

"I didn't even like her in that moment, but something drew me to her. That mouth. So sweet. It wasn't the first time my lips acted independently of my mind. In fact, that was how I usually operated. But not with her. Now with my best friend's sister, the girl my brother loved."

This was a YA contemporary story about a girl called California.

Callie was an okay character, and I felt quite sorry for her in
Growing up is hard to do and for one group of teens, it was the end of their innocence about life, love and the invincibility of youth. Get ready to feel the angst, the confusion, the love and the intensity of youth with Michelle Lynn’s WE THOUGHT WE WERE INVINCIBLE. I promise you, you will find something you can identify with in this group of friends who find that life is not all laughter and fun as they learn the value of loyalty, the strength to make daring moves and face some hard truths abo ...more
Kayla Howarth
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love, love, loved it!

Callie: Loner. Has one friend who moves away to college. Is facing her last year of high school on her own.
What I loved about Callie was even though she was a loner, she didn't whine about it. She preferred it, even. No woe is me self-pity like so many other books of this genre. She was just waiting for her chance to get out into the real world and leave her small town behind her.
Enter best friend's brother, Jamie.

Jamie: OMG Jamie. I ... I don't even know what to say. You ju
G.K. DeRosa
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michelle Lynn is one of my favorite authors out there and she should be yours too. I've read quite a few of her books through diverse genres and her writing style is just so beautiful and compelling, I can't get enough! Ok I'll stop gushing now. I loved the story of California McCoy and Jamie Daniels and I'm so excited that there's a second book. The author made me fall in love with both characters within seconds. I really liked the alternating point of view between the two main characters as it ...more
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
2.5 Stars
I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The waves roses up to shake our solid ground. Our peace torn away. What was once still raged like an angry storm. Destroying. Drowning. Dragging our refuge to the depths. Then all was calm once again, and we knew. We were never invincible.

We Thought We Were Invincible tells the story of Callie McCoy as she struggles with finding herself and navigating relationships and moving forward in life, when you don
Tenille Berezay
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was one of those stories that took me by surprise. I knew it would be emotional from the cover, but never expected in what ways. This wasn’t all angst and romance. Yes, there was romance, but also great depth. Lynn never allows this story to become about one problem, but the overarching problems in life. Which makes this book real, because rarely do we face only one obstacle at a time. The author touches on so many intense situation and issues with beautiful grace and realism.

The main
Lis Carey
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, arcs, young-adult
In Gulf City, Florida, a group of high school friends are starting their last year of high school. The two viewpoint characters are Callie (California) McCoy, and Jamie Daniels. Callie and her twin brother Colby live with their Aunt Kat, working in the diner they inherited from their mother, Allison, when she died six years ago. They know nothing about their father. Callie, like her mother, is an enthusiastic and very good surfer. She is not otherwise either very social, or very interested in sc ...more
Brittany Smith
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my how I loved this read!! I’ve read quite a few books by M Lynn and I have never been disappointed! This book definitely holds its own and has become one of my favourites of hers!

The two main characters are absolutely wonderful! I fell in love with them pretty much from the start. The other supporting characters were just as real and wonderful. The whole group made a great dynamic that you could definitely relate to.

With an alternating point of view you get to understand both sides of the
Michelle Bryan
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a true fan of Michelle Lynn as I have read every single one of her books, but this book takes top honors on my favorites list.
Callie and Jamie are written beautifully. I fell in love with their characters and relationship. They come across as real teens with all the angst associated with those turbulent years, yet they are much more complex than that. This book tackles a lot of dark issues, and Lynn does it with tact and perfection.
I laughed, I cried, and I was left wanting more. I can't wa
Kelly Clare
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vivid characters, vivid setting, and vivid emotions.

Read my full review at YA Books Central:
Mar 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. You've drawn me in and it's the middle of the night.....I need book book friends need me!!! ...more
Candice Allen
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not your typical high school romance

Not your typical high school romance

I was very surprised by the twists and turns this book had to offer. I started it expecting the typical story, girl falls for the guy she wasn’t expecting to like, who had been her enemy in the past. She thinks she knows him and finds a totally different person when she is forced into spending time with him due to a school project. Then this book takes some interesting and surprising turns along with some sad and shocking th
Karen • The Book Return
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read this review and more on my blog.The Book Return Blog
*I received this book for free from the Author (via YA Books Central) in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Callie is trying to survive high school and get out of her small Florida town. When her best friend moves away to college, Callie believes she is stuck alone.

I really love me some books set in Florida. Especially when it gives a glimpse into small-town Florida.

I re
Jeanette George
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book took me completely off guard. I think I may have inhaled it honestly. I'd just finished another book and thought I'd start We Thought We Were Invincible - y'know read a few chapters before going to bed. I looked up at the clock, at about the 52% point, and realized it was after midnight. I swear if I could have managed a sick day, I would have kept reading.

I like that Callie is not your conventional protagonist. I like that Callie and Jamie have sort of this slow burn, can't quite reco
John Hennessy
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
"Sweet dreams always end too abruptly, ripping the dreamer from a world that was infinitely better than their own."

- We Thought We Were Invincible.

You know a book is great when I quote directly from it.

This book from Michelle Lynn gives readers more highs, lows, rides and splashes much like the surfing in the story.

I can't say it was a quick read for me. The changing character perspective demanded I keep attention to what was happening in the story. Fortunately, the author showed in her earlier
Goth Gone Grey
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, fiction
Teen drama? No, teen real life.

If you want one of those stories where the biggest issue is whether or not Buffi (with a heart dotting the i) scores the head cheerleader spot, this is not the book for you.

This is real teens, with real problems, trying their best to find real solutions. (There's also a real cliffhanger, but the second book is available - I'll be downloading it next). Twin siblings Callie and Colby, and their best friends are late in high school. They have a slew of family drama
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. This book.

This author drew me in with her New Beginnings Series. After reading the last book, I was definitely left waiting for her next release. I just didn't know when or what the book would be about. I only knew more than likely I would like it. And I was right. I loved it!

This book was just so good.

The heroine, Callie feels somewhat disconnected from everyone and at a crossroads. Her best friend is leaving, she's starting her senior year, and she really doesn't know what she wants to
Stephanie - Books Less Travelled
*I received a copy from the author. This does not affect my review.*

I've been excited about this one for a while, and am so glad I was able to read it this summer! I'm not big on 'Summer Reads' but this one to me was the perfect pick. While not a 'sweet' or 'soft and cozy' read, I enjoyed seeing Callie and Jamie's characters really grow though the course of the story. There's a lot of struggles involved, the loss of a parent at a young age, violence and shootings, and personal conflicts to name
Nicole Campbell
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved these characters so much. I actually wish this book was longer because I felt like we didn't get to delve far enough into the Matthew storyline and there was so much there. I heart Jaime and Callie and Colby and Jay and all of them. the second book is already on my Kindle. ...more
Saundra Wright
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
M. Lynn’s books may be in the romance genre but that is very misleading. They are really closer to literary fiction. She often takes on weighty subjects masked in entertaining, heart-moving stories. This series is no exception! In this first book she tackles child abuse, peer pressure, and school shootings! I couldn’t put this one down, and immediately upon finishing, I HAD to read book two. Don’t miss this series, no matter your preferred genre!

Callie and her twin Colby are starting their senio
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Prepare yourself for a ping pong game of emotions. A reluctance & denial of feelings. And a storyline that shows two people who have their own personal fights against the norm and life. They are both trying to find their place in the world, each having only one best friend, that are an important part of their lives and mean the world to them. But When the lines blur, will their best friends bale? M.Lynn who I normally read as a fantasy writer, has proven she can transfer her never ending disting ...more
Angela's Book Addiction
We Thought We Were Invincible by Michelle MacQueen is a contemporary, enemies to lovers, young adult romance told in first person dual POV.

Callie is a high school senior with a twin brother, Colby. Unlike her popular, jock brother, she is a loner who likes to surf. Her best friend Jay has just gone away to college leaving Callie, Colby, and his brother Jamie behind. The two sets of siblings have grown up together - Jamie and Colby are also best friends.

Despite sharing a love for surfing, Callie
Angelina Singer
This one I just couldn't fully get into. I wanted to love it, but the story seemed to lack a plot direction. of course, slice of life is a legitimate genre, but it still needed to go somewhere besides just family drama and coming of age. There were some moments sprinkled in that were decent and most of the characters were likable, but from a writing perspective, it seemed largely oversaturated with too many potential plot directions. Any one of the twists could have made for a better story on it ...more
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was just WOW. The main characters Callie and Jamie seemingly had nothing in common and couldn't stand each other, until Callie bothered to get to know her best friend Jay's brother, Jamie. Although it may sound like just another contemporary young adult romance, it's not! There's so much more to this book than simple high school romance. It's hard to explain without spoiling anything, but let's just say things can happen to completely turn a teen's world around and there's nothing they ...more
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author's understanding of the teenage mind is astounding as she presents Callie McCoy and her eclectic group of friends during their last few years at their small town Florida high school. Those last few years as irresponsible young adults soon disappear as reality shatters their sheltered lives. This narrative shows the events that ultimately help shape the adults Callie and her friends would soon become. I was mesmerized by this intriguing story and captivated and amazed by the strength an ...more
Erin Gossman
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book would take some different turns than it did, but the ending certainly did not disappoint me. I loved this book. It had a pretty even flow, a variety of characters, Callie was extremely relatable, and it was very REAL. Actually, I just realized how it reminds me of a novel I’ve been working on, and it made me like it even more.
This is a great read for high schoolers and maybe mature middle schoolers. I definitely recommend!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to cry. This was a beautiful story. I felt for Callie and Jamie. I would say this is a feel good story. It's more about things that happen in life. The things that can break you and the things that can heal you. I love the ending because it left room for more; more of Jamie and Callie. I hope they get their happy ending. Maybe it won't be pretty, but hopefully it will be an ending they deserve. ...more
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He is my brother best friend and such a pain. She hates him and she wishes he was not around. He has always loved her but she is his best friend sister. It is not allowed but he will do anything to prove to her he is the one for him. Will he be able to? Will she admit she likes him even a little? could it even work? See how they get on

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The well written storyline and the well rounded characters kept me turning the pages of this nice read until the very last page! This was the first book that I have read by this author and I look forward to reading more!
Jennifer Mullins
This book broke my heart so many times, but had such sweet moments! I loved Calli, Jaimie, and all the supporting characters! There’s an interesting twist at the end and I hope it’s what I think it is 😍!

Thank you to the author for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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