The Day Before
By Lisa Schroeder
June 28, 2011
Simon Pulse, 320 pages
One day. Just one day. Amber’s life is about to be turned upside down, and all she needs is one perfect day. Because tomorrow? Tomorrow she has to fly across the country to live with parents she’s never known. Amber was switched at birth, but the mistake was only recently discovered, and the courts have decided that Amber will split each year between her family in Oregon and her birth parents in Texas. At sixteen, it’s a hard reality for Amber to face.
So she escapes to the beach, where she meets a mysterious boy. Cade is dark and intense—and their chemistry is undeniable. As the two spend the day together, Amber discovers that Cade is also looking for escape. A very different escape—for a very different reason.
— Amazon.com description
“A verse book? Lame.” – Past Anna
Oh, Past Anna! You’re a fool! Pretty, but a fool.
Because Present Anna has tried verse and is quite won over. I guess I thought all verse books were Ellen Hopkins-esque. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I’m just not into the heavier books.
The Day Before certainly had its heavy themes (sharing them would spoil you, so use your imagination), but it was, at its heart, a very lovely romance. And you know I’m a sucker for those!
I mean, for reals, a girl like “I’m gonna skip school, chill at the beach, maybe stroll around the museum” and just happens to run into a super gorgeous, sweet boy who’s doing the same thing at the same time. I like my romances to be filled with fate and coincidence and all sorts of cheese.
The Day Before was a beautiful but gritty love story that will be purchased and placed on my beloved “re-reads shelf,” an honor I do not bestow lightly.