“The Day Before” by Lisa Schroeder
Review copy from Galley Grab
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: June 28th 2011 by Simon Pulse
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.
Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.
The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“The Day Before” is a novel in verse. The writing flows smoothly, allowing the story to be told perfectly. “The Day Before” is about Amber and Cade, two teenagers trying to have one ‘fun’ day before their lives change in the morning. Both Amber and Cade will be facing life changing events the next day, things that worry them to no end. They find comfort and understanding in one another, feelings that help to launch a relationship.
What I loved about this story was the embrace life concept. When things get bad, or tough, people forget to live and that’s what this entire story is about. Living. Taking the bad with the good and learning to keep pushing when things get tough.
It’s an easy read worthy of your time.