Sunday, April 29, 2012

Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie

Good Reads description:

Life sucks for orphans Callum Tate and Harper Bailey.

Kicked out of their foster homes because they suffer the 'eighteen disease' with nothing but a hundred dollar check from the government and a pat on the back, they're forced to rely on a system that failed them miserably.

So they sit. They sit inside Social Services, waiting for their social workers to call their names and offer them the miracle they know will never come but they sit anyway because they have nowhere else to go, no other options on their very literal and figurative empty plates.

But as they sit, they notice the other. Although captivated, they each come to the conclusion that life is complicated enough without throwing in a boiling tension that can't ever be acted upon because they're both too busy thinking about where their next meal will come from but when their names are called and both are placed on a year long waiting list for permanent housing, suddenly relying on each other seems like a very viable plan B.

And, oh, how lovely Plan B's can be.

Well, except for the psycho from Harper's past that haunts her and, oh, yeah, there's the little issue that neither of them knows they're in love with the other.

Needless to say, Callum & Harper's life just got a bit more complicated.

“One day, you and I are gonna’ wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day. One day. I promise you.” - Callum Tate

Mary's Review:

Again I need to thank Twitter friends for the recommendation.

This book gets going right off the first page.  I was sucked into the world right off.  Callum and Harper were made for each other.  They lived such a rough life and I felt so sorry for them.

Fisher Amelie really makes you feel their struggles, pains, love, and happiness. On top of that, (this comes with a warning), you NEED TISSUES FOR THIS BOOK! I meant it!  It is true that I am a crier when it comes to book, but this is one that needs LOTS of tissues.

Fisher Amelie writes with such passion for her characters that you can feel every emotion and trust me, you can feel it.

This is a quick read because you will not be able to put it down.  I would recommend to everyone to read.

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