Thursday, 13 September 2012

Review: Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine

This book is and believe me: short and sweet. A tiny novel filled with sweet and cringing moments! I normally say that the author should of expended the story and written more about this or that but honestly this story is perfect. A quick read but with series issues like abuse and caring for your siblings, alcohol and love as well as so much more.

Even though this book follows the cliché boy-next-door romance it is this that actually sets the novel. This story isn't about one person saving the other and declaring their love for one and other this is about them both helping and saving themselves and starting a new life together. This book deals with harsh scenes of abuse among other things which can leave a person shaken but it is still a good read, something I would recommend to someone waiting to pass the time waiting for your flight.

What I loved about this couple is that it wasn't just a physical side to their relationship but their was an extremely close emotional side that Chelsea Fine wrote beautifully. Even though I am a person that prefers to read thick books with tones of detail I found this book enjoyable but probably not one that I would re-read, since it was so small it is probably a book I would read only once a year if I was waiting in a airport and I have to carry lightly!

While other high school seniors are dreaming about their futures, Sophie and Carter are just trying to make it through each day. Carter is overwhelmed by issues at home as he struggles to support his mother. Meanwhile, next door neighbour Sophie is left to care for her three younger siblings in place of their absent and troubled mother. All that holds these two best friends together is each other, and knowing that each night they'll sit together on Sophie's front porch swing and escape from reality, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, will their friendship become something more?

A book that is a quick short read, probably enjoyable for those who prefer small books.

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