Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder Review

The Day Before
By Lisa Schroeder

June 28, 2011
Simon Pulse, 320 pages

One day. Just one day. Amber’s life is about to be turned upside down, and all she needs is one perfect day. Because tomorrow? Tomorrow she has to fly across the country to live with parents she’s never known. Amber was switched at birth, but the mistake was only recently discovered, and the courts have decided that Amber will split each year between her family in Oregon and her birth parents in Texas. At sixteen, it’s a hard reality for Amber to face.

So she escapes to the beach, where she meets a mysterious boy. Cade is dark and intense—and their chemistry is undeniable. As the two spend the day together, Amber discovers that Cade is also looking for escape. A very different escape—for a very different reason.

— description

“A verse book? Lame.” – Past Anna

Oh, Past Anna! You're a fool! Pretty, but a fool.

Because Present Anna has tried verse and is quite won over. I guess I thought all verse books were Ellen Hopkins-esque. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I’m just not into the heavier books.

The Day Before certainly had its heavy themes (sharing them would spoil you, so use your imagination), but it was, at its heart, a very lovely romance. And you know I’m a sucker for those!

I mean, for reals, a girl like “I’m gonna skip school, chill at the beach, maybe stroll around the museum” and just happens to run into a super gorgeous, sweet boy who’s doing the same thing at the same time. I like my romances to be filled with fate and coincidence and all sorts of cheese.

The Day Before was a beautiful but gritty love story that will be purchased and placed on my beloved “re-reads shelf,” an honor I do not bestow lightly.

Anna Reads young adult book blog


  1. I love these coincidental love stories - never had one, mine always seem to be a lot of work ... *lol*

    Anne (from Living in a Fairy World)

  2. I think you are like the ONLY person who knows why i can not, would not, shall not ever read a hopkins book. *hint hint wink wink*

    but lisa is like super fab right? and past carla was so the same as past anna!!

  3. @Carla HAHAHA, yes, Miss Carla, I am 100% with you on that one. Ahhh, memories.

  4. I think I know what those memories may be between Carla & Anna, haha. Y'all are terrible :P

    I want to live verse books, I really do. I just haven't yet. Maybe I need to give this one a chance.

  5. and that's meant to say LIKE verse books.. I don't really want to live them :-\

  6. I really like verse books! And lovely romance books!

    Totally am going to add this to my library TBR.

  7. I just thought you should know that your reviews are the bomb (I have no idea what's up with the outdated slang) and that is all :]

  8. Hey Anna, I've chanced upon your site via twitter! It's lovely! I LOVED this novel. Lisa Schroeder does some beautiful magic with verse. I also loved Chasing Brooklyn!

    <3 Britta

  9. Yes!! This one is AMAZING!! Seriously! SO much the amazing!! :D:D So glad you loved it! It's one of my favorites, and the one I suggest to verse newbies :)


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