So when one of my very favorite writers comes along I am going to grab the book, hide where ever I can find a quite spot (I have been known to hide out in my closet with the door closed and a flashlight) and read. Amy's book was no exception. I had the book read in three days (it would have been two, but I do have to sleep sometimes!).
From the back of the book:
Chelsea Morris has always been responsible, dependable, and focused on her dreams of fashion design—a dream that will officially begin come fall, when she leaves for college in New York City. And as she settles into her role as the lead designer for the local summer stock theater group, she decides to make the most of her last summer in North Carolina. But with her best friend Emily busy working late and spending time with Zander, and tensions with Chelsea’s boyfriend, Todd, running high, the summer she envisioned seems to be falling flat.
Then Dylan joins the latest summer production. There’s something about the college boy that makes her feel free and alive, and soon she’s broken up with Todd, and is sneaking out late to meet Dylan at parties and breaking rules at the playhouse. But before she knows it, her exciting nights are interfering with her job, her role on the play, as well as her relationship with Emily and with her parents. Worse, Chelsea finds herself feeling more and more estranged from God.
As the summer becomes wilder than she ever dreamed, Chelsea must decide if her heart is leading her in the right direction after all.
This book will appeal to a wide variety of readers. It will draw in young adults as many of them have either walked the proverbial mile in Chelsea's shoes or know someone who has. It will also appeal to adult readers as well as they can sympathize with Chelsea's family or remember their own youth. This would make a fantastic book club book or one that a family could read together and discuss.
I really found myself identifying with Chelsea and reliving some of my own life path choices. I don't want to put too much in and spoil the story. But I really love the way that I was drawn in very quickly and how everything flowed together.
I did only have one real problem.
Ahem, someone didn't want to let me read my book! You can't leave anything around sometimes:).
Seriously, this is a fantastic book and I was very lucky to get an advanced copy. The book comes out in April and it is a fantastic read! Plan on picking up or downloading your copy, you won't be sorry! Happy Reading!
(I was provided this book in exchange for an honest and fair review)