Publisher: Acacia Publishing
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?
What I thoughtI really enjoyed this but I had wished it was longer. It was sweet and charming in an unexpected way. Both Carter and Sophie aren't in the best of homes and somehow they still find ways to get up everyday. They are both strong characters, in having to deal with their home life, and I'm really glad I picked this up. Even if I wanted it to never end.
I was appalled, truly, with Sophie's mother. It saddened me that she had to deal with that and I was glad to see that Carter was there, even when he was dealing with his own problem. While it had its sad moments, I lived for the moments that made it all worth while, just like Sophie and Carter.
The only thing I would have changed, well not really changed, but I wanted to know a little more about the 'after' portion, when the book ended, I had wanted to have just a bit more to see how everything turned out. But it is still a great read and definitely worth picking up.
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