Monday, May 19, 2014
Book Review: "Bright Before Sunrise" by Tiffany Schmidt
Brighton is trying to keep up the cheery, helpful, nice facade she always has - but today has been especially difficult. Tomorrow will be an incredibly hard day - and a particularly frustrating run in with the new kid Jonah isn't helping her out at all. Why can't she just let it go?
That run-in today is just the start of a long, crazy, unexpected evening - the kind that can change your life.
This came very highly recommended by some trusted friends, so I was looking forward to this. As you know, I am a sucker for contemps so that was totally working in my favor as well. But I was a little wary about the "everything happens within a few hours" idea... and I'll admit that it took me a bit to warm up to Brighton. But not Jonah - I liked him right away. I understood him right away, and I think the issues he had with Brighton at the beginning echoed in my indifference toward her as well. But as the night wore on, I got her and I really liked where this went. So, yeah, you still have to suspend a little disbelief to accept that all of this happens in one night - but in the end, you'll be happy about it.
Give this to readers with an interest in reading about: moving/starting over in new environment, surviving loss of loved one, social/relationship issues, romance.
Bright Before Sunrise
by Tiffany Schmidt
Walker Childrens, 2014
Source: Purchased New