Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Time Will Come #13

The Time Will Come is a weekly event hosted by Jodie at Books For Company where we can spotlight those books which have been sitting unread on our shelves for too long. Books that we really want to read and never seem to find time to get around to.
This week my book is Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles. I bought this book and the sequel Return to Paradise in about January after I kept seeing so many rave reviews on blogs, and Amazon had them on offer quite cheap. I really want to read this and it sounds excellent, but I have sooooo many books! I need to read more contemporary real-life romance books like this to give my brain a break from all the sci-fi/ fantasy/ vampire/ demon books I keep reading! One day...

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad—her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares—has been canceled.

After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb’s free . . . if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers.

Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak." Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It’s a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.

1 comment:

  1. I have this book to read and l can not wait to start Simone's books!
    Enjoy when you do get to it =)

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