by Rebekah L. Purdy
Release Date: 02/10/15
First rule of breakups: There’s no going back.
For three years, seventeen-year-old Grace Evers has regretted breaking up with Sage Castle.
That day, she lost her boyfriend and best friend. And let's be honest, it's impossible to just be friends with the one person who gets you, faults and all, and loved you anyway. It's impossible not to think about how it felt to be held by him, or the way he looked right before he was about to kiss you with the most perfectly yummy kiss goodnight.
And now that things are over between them, they've become strangers to one another. Sage won’t even look at Grace, let alone talk to her!
Breakup life sucks and Grace is utterly miserable, doing whatever she can to ease the pain of losing Sage. She's spent the better part of high school pretending to be something she’s not and hanging out with people who probably wouldn't notice if she wasn't there. Crappy dates, backstabbing friends, and Sage's cold shoulder have taken their toll.
So when her parents propose going away to their house on Lake Michigan for the summer, Grace is thrilled. No more massively bad dates with horrible kissers or lunch with frienemies. Just three months of swimming,
hiking, and relaxing before senior year starts.
But when Grace learns Sage and his family will be joining them, she readies herself for a totally awkward family vacation of disastrous proportions. How can it be anything but awful if Sage won't even acknowledge she exists?
This is it, Grace's last chance to get Sage back and unbreakup.
I really liked the story. Sage and Grace were best friends and who moved into the dating zone. The Grace had a pre-teen melt down and they broke up. Now it’s the summer before senior year and Grace now wants to make amends for the past she not only has to unbreak up but unbreak a heart.
Grace is a great character because we see her succomb to the peer pressure of appearances. She is an athlete which makes her competitive by nature. So when it’s challenge that her relationship with Sage might be causing her athleticism to falter, she finds herself running for the hills and from her real self. She molds herself into what people think she should be rather than the adorable sweet nerd that she is. I liked that the story helps her realize the things she not only missed about Sage but herself. She reinvents herself only pulling from a better place in her life then the fake Grace she had been parading around.
I wish we could have been in Sage’s head. I kept wondering how clueless this boy must be with all of the things Grace was doing to obviously get his attention. Maybe he was just making her work for it too. You could tell that he’s a good guy and so I forgive his lapse in judgement on the Lila front.
The story is freaking adorable. Every interaction between Grace and Sage made me giggle. What perfect for each other nerds. Which go Grace for being a girl gamer. I used to get flak for that when I was in school too. For some strange reason my friends wanted to put on make-up instead playing an awesome game with me. I love how they embrace their geekness.
This is such a cute story and if you are looking for a sweet read that makes you smile. Definitely pick it up.
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