Book: The Day Before
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Source: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: June 28th, 2011
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I've read Lisa Schroeder's previous work: I heart you, You haunt me, and I was captivated. The Day Before is even more stunning! Schroeder's unique writing style is like poetry for the teenage soul.
A girl torn between two families. A boy enamored with the sea. It's the day before their lives change forever.
I honestly can't find the words to describe the beauty Schroeder depicts in her writing. It was raw, emotional, and sincere. It's not a complicated story and it's not a complex romance. It's just the plain and simple story of two people scared of change. With the comfort of each other's understanding, they are able to conquer obstacles presented in life.
There's something about reading a story like this at 2 in the morning. I was tucked in bed while everyone else in the house was asleep. A dim light was on, and there wasn't a single distraction. I was able to absorb every line of introspective reflection, and savored the creative moments. Sometimes, all you need is a little glitter.
I loved it!