18 November 2011

Friday Fling: a Mini-Review of Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine

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During Friday Fling , I share with you a short story or "just for fun" book that I read and really enjoyed.  It will generally be a "mini review" instead of a full review.  These are books that I think are simply fun, quick reads that are definitely worth checking out!

Release Date: 13 January 2011
Publisher: Acacia Publishing, Inc.
Source: Purchased

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(This novella's only $2.99!)

Goodreads description:
While other high school seniors are dreaming about their futures, Sophie and Carter are just trying to make it through each day. Carter is overwhelmed by troubles at home as he struggles to support his mother. Meanwhile, next door neighbor Sophie is left to care for her three younger siblings in place of their absent and troubled mother. All that holds these two best friends together is each other, and knowing that each night they'll sit together on Sophie's front porch swing and escape from their troubles, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, what lies ahead for Sophie and Carter?
My Thoughts...

The one thing that I REALLY hope after reading this story?  I hope that Ms. Fine writes more! This short story made me fall quickly in love with the main characters and took me on a far-too-brief emotional roller coaster.

When we meet Sophie and Carter, their lives are already deeply intertwined.  The two of them have been struggling to deal with the disappoints and heartbreaks brought about by their parents--the one or two people that so many of us take for granted having to lean on. Sophie and Carter have never been more than friends.  They are each others only REAL friend, hiding their real lives from the outside world.  As they get closer and closer to graduation and things take striking turns in their personal lives, their relationship begins to change in ways that they didn't anticipate...

I highly recommend this short read! It was beautifully written.  The characters are really heartbreaking.  My only complaint (and it's not really a complaint) is that the story was too short! I would have loved to get to know Sophie and Carter better and learn more about what happens to them after graduation--follow them through their trials and tribulations as  they attempt to build a better life for themselves and develop their "more than friends" relationship.

1 comment:

Rnydayramblings said...

Chelsea is sending me a copy of this. Looks like fun!

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