Also by this author: The Day Before
Published by Simon Pulse
Genres: Young Adult
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One moment can change everything.
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 is drawn to him. And the more she's troubled by his darkness. Because Cade is not just living in the now; he's living each moment like it's his last.
The Day Before (as well as a bunch of other books) has been sitting on my shelf what feels like ages. I decided this year I needed to stop ignoring all the potentially great books I already own and finally picked this one up. I am so glad I did. I wish I would have read it earlier but at the same time I chose this one without much thought and it ended up being the right book for that moment. That was the book I needed to read that day. I picked up The Day Before, sat on my back porch, and lost track of time. The two or three hours I sat there reading felt like only minutes yet forever at the same time. I had just experienced someone’s entire beautiful day in the span of a couple hours.
Amber and Cade are both trying to escape something in their lives. Something is happening tomorrow that neither are ready to face. They just need one day alone, one day to process, a day before that belongs to them. When they lock eyes across a Jelly Fish tank not many words are said at the start but they decide to spend their day before together. No discussing their story, just enjoying the now and seeing where the day takes them with a flip of a penny.
You do not get to know what they have in store for them tomorrow right away. It doesn’t take long to piece together what is going on with Amber but Cade is another story. You can sense the fear and uncertainty of the future. Feel the unknown sadness but not get to know what’s happening with Cade. It was Cade I wanted to piece together.
The Day Before created such a simple day packed with so much meaning. It is amazing what can take place in the span of a day. The relationships that can be built. These two needed just one day to do what they felt they needed to do before their worlds potential collapsed on them and together they got through it.
Such a great read. I definitely recommend!