Friday, 27 September 2013

Come Back to Me by Coleen Patrick (*)

Genre; New Adult
Release date; April 2013

Whitney Denison can’t wait to start over.

She thought she had everything under control, that her future would always include her best friend Katie… Until everything changed.

Now her life in Bloom is one big morning after hangover, filled with regret, grief, and tiny pinpricks of reminders that she was once happy. A happy she ruined. A happy she can’t fix.

So, she is counting down the days until she leaves home for Colson University, cramming her summer with busywork she didn’t finish her senior year, and taking on new hobbies that involve glue and glitter, and dodging anyone who reminds her of her old life.

When she runs into the stranger who drove her home on graduation night, after she’d passed out next to a ditch, she feels herself sinking again. The key to surviving the summer in Bloom is unraveling whatever good memories she can from that night.

But in searching for answers, she’ll have to ask for help and that means turning to Evan, the stranger, and Kyle, Katie’s ex-boyfriend. Suddenly, life flips again, and Whitney finds herself on not only the precipice of happy but love, too, causing her to question whether she can trust her feelings, or if she is falling into her old patterns of extremes.

As she uncovers the truth about her memories, Whitney sees that life isn’t all or nothing, and that happy isn’t something to wait for, that instead, happy might just be a choice

This isn't going to be a rave review, do you ever sometimes feel like the book you read just didnt work for you and felt like you had read and got nowhere? This happened to me. Essentially this is a story about Whitney "finding herself" After the death of her best friend and a slight problem with alcohol - we spend most of the book learning about what happened, and how Whitney is fixing herself. For me, the characters were all very detached, and i didn't feel connected to any of them. I felt, alot of the time Whitney was going through the motions, but never committing. The writing style however was easy to read and flowed very nicely, it was just the story that didn't work for me, at all. 

Rating; 3/10

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