Monday, October 3, 2011

Review: The Day Before - Lisa Schroeder

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 4 stars  
Cover Rating: 4.5 stars (Simple, but lovely.)  
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Count: 307 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon

Amber's life is out of control. Things are happening that she has no control over, and she just needs to clear her head. That's why she decides to take a trip to the ocean, a solo trip. She's by herself until she sees a boy at the aquarium looking at the jellyfish. Cade is mysterious and also on a solo beach trip. Together they set out to find the perfect fun the day before their lives change completely. They will never be the same, but maybe they can help each other get past that.

This is my favorite Lisa Schroeder that I have read so far. I still need to pick up Chasing Brooklyn though. Amber was in a particularly strange predicament and it was fascinating learning all the sides of it throughout the novel. Cade was in an odd situation too, so really they were the perfect match together. The relationship between the two seemed so real and genuine that I would sort of forget that it all took place in one day. They fell together so comfortably most of the time. As always Schroeder's words weave a fascinating story. This time of two people living what feels like their last day, to the fullest.

First Line:
"Some mornings,
it's hard to get
out of bed."

Favorite Lines:
"radio for help
Why do I get the feeling
this boy is
lost at sea?

                     Just like me?"


  1. Love your favorite lines quote. This one is my favorite of Schroeder's so far too (although I still need to read Chasing Brooklyn as well!)

  2. The Day Before is the perfect book to read on the beach, or on a rainy day. I literally read this book in a hour, and was immediately ready to read it again! I went with Amber and Cade to every place they went. I visited the aquarium, I sat on the beach, the descriptions are just so vivid and beautiful you feel like you are there. The Day Before releases today, so jump in your cars, drive to your nearest bookstore and buy this book IMMEDIATELY!!! You won't regret it!

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