I’m still getting used to reading verse novels, but the form worked really well for this story. Amber doesn’t want to dwell on her thoughts; she spends a lot of time in her head, thinking, rather than describing what’s going on. Yes, it was a bit confusing at the beginning, but the good kind of confusing where I was eager for all of the pieces to fit together. I couldn’t help myself – I kept coming up with ideas for what would happen to Amber ‘tomorrow’ (none of them were right). When I finished the book I wanted more: more from Amber about what happens next, more from Cade’s perspective, even more from Amber’s sister Kelly’s perspective. I didn’t want to say goodbye to these characters, and that’s just so thematically perfect and satisfying.
See more at Lisa Schroeder’s website.
Read it with:
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Far From You by Lisa Schroeder
Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson