The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

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From the author of I Heart You, You Haunt Me, an irresistibly romantic novel in verse.

Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.
     Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.
     The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last.
     Told in verse and brimming with raw emotion and pure romance, this is a gracefully woven tale of life-changing secrets and unexpected friendship.

About Lisa Schroeder

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Lisa Schroeder is the author of the teen verse novels The Day Before; I Heart You, You Haunt Me and its companion novel, Chasing Brooklyn; Far from You; and the teen prose novel Falling for You. She is also the author of the middle grade prose novels It’s Raining Cupcakes, Sprinkles and Secrets, and Frosting and Friendship. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon. Find out more about Lisa and her books at or on Twitter at @Lisa_Schroeder.
Published June 28, 2011 by Simon Pulse. 336 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Letters from the past are interspersed into a free-verse chronicle of a crucial day for two teens who meet by chance at a beach town.

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Much of the appeal of Lisa Schroeder's YA novel 'The Day Before' is its slow reveal of the challenges that face its main characters.

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Amber seeks a day of solitude, but falls in with Cade, a handsome, enigmatic boy who seems just as lost and scared as she is.

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