Title:The Day Before
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.
Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.
The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last.
This book is written in prose. This means it is written more in a verse stanza format rather than the normal paragraph, chapter by chapter, setting we’re all used to reading. The story reflects around a girl named Amber who is dealing with a crazy abnormality in her life which leads her to wanting a day by herself. No friends, no family hanging around, just a day to clear her head. While on her own she meets Cade and the two of them instantly become friends. You read and finally come to understand what circumstances have driven both of them to want to be by themselves on that fateful day and genuinely feel for the characters.
If you’re looking for a quick read, something that gets right to the point, no fluff and details, this is a great book. It was a good “break” for me between books, I’d recommend it.