Mar 30, 2013

Return To Me.

Posted by Jenia. at 3/30/2013 09:55:00 AM
Return To Me.
Justina Chen.
Publisher:Little Brown Books.
Publication Date:January 15,2013.
Genre:YA Contemporary|Fantasy.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|352.
Source:Library|Goodreads.
Challenge:SARC| YA Contemporary.


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Return To Me was a second book that I read by Justina Chen , though it wasn’t as good, like North Of Beautiful was, it was a book that I didn’t want to put down. Even if it started a little slow, but that didn’t last long because it picked up fast. It wasn’t long when I was observed in the story, with the characters, wanting to see what happens with them next. Return To Me is filled with adventure, discovery, and quite bit romance. A book worth checking out.


GOODREADS SUMMARY
 
Nothing is going as planned for Rebecca Muir. She's weeks away from starting college--at a school chosen specifically to put a few thousand miles of freedom between Reb and her parents. But her dad's last-minute job opportunity has her entire family moving all those miles with her! And then there's the matter of her unexpected, amazing boyfriend, Jackson, who is staying behind on the exact opposite coast.
 
And if that isn't enough to deal with, mere days after moving cross-country, Reb's dad drops shocking, life-changing news. With her mother and brother overwhelmed and confused, Reb is left alone to pick up the pieces of her former life. But how can she do that when everything can change in an instant? How can she trust her "perfect" boyfriend when her own dad let her down? Reb started the year knowing exactly what her future would hold, but now that her world has turned upside down, will she discover what she really wants?
 
Justina Chen, the acclaimed author of North of Beautiful, has created a moving and powerful novel about the struggles that arise from betrayal, the uncertainty of life after high school, and the joy that ultimately comes from discovering what's truly in your heart.


  What I love about Justine’s novel, fact that all of them are realistic, you can see it actually happening in real life. It feels like I’m living the story with the character. That was how I felt when I was reading about Rebecca, about all the struggles that she faced within the book. Those feelings got me to connect with character. Justina brought the book to life, and it made me imagine that I was actually there, in Rebecca’s shoes. It was one of most realistic books that I have read this year. The descriptions, the emotions and struggles that Rebecca went through, can happen anywhere in real life. The situation in the book is what makes it so easy to get observed in the story, because you want to know what happens with the characters next, how it will all come to end.


Jackson: Loved him from the start. He’s kind of guy that every girl wants in a boyfriend, he’s type of guy I would love to meet. Despite what Reb did, how she pushed him away, he was always there and he didn’t push her or give up. That’s what I loved about him. I knew right from start that he loved her; sometimes I had feeling that he loved Reb more than she loved him. I don’t think that no guy would put up with what he put up with, unless they were in love. I wanted to talk some sense into Reb when she broke up with Jackson, but at same time I could see why she did it, especially after everything that happened with her father. All through the book, I was rooting for them to get back together, it seemed that Jackson was one person who made her happy.


I wasn’t sure how to feel about Reb’s father at first. Part of me hated him, for what he did to family, especially to his wife, way he was the reason that his family was struggling. Another part of me, was bit glad because he left, that actually seemed to bring Reb and her mother closer together. I saw way their relationship changed through the book, turning from almost non existing to closure. I was glad that they connected again, because she needed someone. I saw how someone’s action can bring family closer together. Not only did it bring mother and daughter together, it also brought their absent grandmother back, bringing entire family close together. It made me smile, how they all came together and were there for each other, through this difficult time.


Return To Me was an inspirational book, a type of novel that should be read by everyone. It’s a one book that you won’t be able to forget.

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