The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
published by Simon Pulse
$16.99 (US hardback)
What it's about:
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. B ecause Cade's not just living in the now--he's living each moment like it's his last.
Lisa has done it again, written such a fantastically beautiful book that I couldn't help but cry and adore it.
I always fall in love with Lisa's characters. Amber and Cade happen to meet each other the day before they both have something big going to happen to them and decide to spend the day together. The way they meet, what they do together, and the automatic connection they have is so beautiful. It would make the perfect chick flick movie because it is such a fantastic meet-cute. The way both of the characters finds themselves and learn and grow just in one day is mind blowing.
Plus it doesn't hurt that Cade is pretty much my dream boy. Dark hair, skinny jeans, drives a yellow VW bug, and blasts Fall Out Boy? *swoons*
I had a very close connection with this book. Amber has died red hair, lives in Salem, and her favorite place is Newport Oregon. I can honestly say that fits me perfectly.
Like most of Lisa's books, it is written in verse. This is perfect. It is so beautiful. DO NOT LET THE VERSE FORM SCARE YOU AWAY FROM THIS BOOK! I feel the need to say that in every review I do for Lisa. The verse cuts out all the excess and leaves you with the raw emotions. Lisa does a fantastic job of writing the verse to fit perfectly. I'd also recommend listening to Pink and Death Cab For Cutie while reading this book. It sets the tone and adds a little extra to the book.
My rating: 10/10
You can not get a more beautifully written book or such a sweet story plot as a Lisa Schroeder novel.
To get a better idea of how amazing Newport Oregon is, here are some of my pictures from there. These were all taken on a random beautiful day in February.