Mar 29, 2018

The Radius Of Us.

the radius of us.
 marie marquardt.

Publisher  St.Martin's Griffin.
Publication Date: January17,2017.
Genre:YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|304.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


What happens when you fall in love with someone everyone seems determined to fear?

Ninety seconds can change a life — not just daily routine, but who you are as a person. Gretchen Asher knows this, because that’s how long a stranger held her body to the ground. When a car sped toward them and Gretchen’s attacker told her to run, she recognized a surprising terror in his eyes. And now she doesn’t even recognize herself.

Ninety seconds can change a life — not just the place you live, but the person others think you are. Phoenix Flores-Flores knows this, because months after setting off toward the U.S. / Mexico border in search of safety for his brother, he finally walked out of detention. But Phoenix didn’t just trade a perilous barrio in El Salvador for a leafy suburb in Atlanta. He became that person — the one his new neighbors crossed the street to avoid.

Ninety seconds can change a life — so how will the ninety seconds of Gretchen and Phoenix’s first encounter change theirs? 



There are so much to love about THE RADIUS OF US and not a single page, a single chapters where you won’t go through a lot of emotions. There won’t be a single page in this book where you won’t wonder what will happen to Gretchen & Phoenix next, where their life would lead them next. How can you not? THE RADIUS OF US was breathtaking, a story that will pull you in from the first word. I am serious. At least that was how it was for me. Within the first two chapters of the book, I fell in love. I should know, I should expected this since I loved MARIE MARQUARDT other two novels. Those two took my breath away, and I didn’t think I could be more amazed. I was wrong. It seems to me, everytime that I read her books, I fall more in love with her writing. MARIE MARQUARDT is one of those wonderfull writers where it’s impossible to not love her books. THE RADIUS OF US is a 3rd book that I have read by her and I am already craving for more. I am already wishing that more of her books were out. I know that she is going be an author that I will love for years to come.

THE RADIUS OF US is filled with a lot of emotions. As you read the book, you will find yourself going through those emotions as well. Even if you haven’t gone through what Gretchen & Phoenix gone through. You will feel for those characters. I did. Every chapter had me wondering what would happen next, had we questioning what would happen with Phoenix and Gretchen, if they would make it. Seemed like there was always something, an obstacle getting in their way. Especially for Phoenix. I liked fact that he is from El Salvador since my roommate and few of my friends are from there. I feel as he was the one person, who seemed to make Gretchen happy, safe after what happened to her. I had a feeling that Gretchen loved him, considering how she helped him with his little brother. Phoenix loves her too. I loved reading the scenes between two of them. I was glad that the two of them could finally be happy. After everything that the two of them went through, they deserve happiness.

I don’t think that I will be able to explain, how much I love this book. There are so many emotions. I believe that it’s pretty emotional book, but in an effective way. Plus I think it’s hard yet important subject to write about. That is one of the things that makes THE RADIUS OF US a powerful and inspirational book. You will think about the story, about the character even once you reach the end. I did. Actually I couldn’t stop thinking about it. If that happens once you read the book, it means that will stay with you. I wanted to write, I wanted to write as well as she did. I was curious about the title, and once I started reading it. All of it made sense. THE RADIUS OF US is a story that I will go back to, that I will re -read in the future. It deserves every star. A story that should be read by everyone.


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