Thursday, March 7, 2013

*Review*Come Back To Me By Coleen Patrick

                                                         Come Back To Me
                                                       Pub Date-March 5, 2013
How do you hold onto happy?

“I slapped a palm in the middle of the Scrabble board, scattering the tiles, the bubble of laughter rising up out of my chest.

It was effervescent. I laughed again. I felt again. It was so sudden, so surprising, that no matter how wasted I was, I couldn’t forget it. It was as if I cracked for a moment, and happy birds fluttered out of my open spaces.”

Whitney Denison can’t wait to start over.

She thought she had everything under control, that her future would always include her best friend Katie… Until everything changed.

Now her life in Bloom is one big morning after hangover, filled with regret, grief, and tiny pinpricks of reminders that she was once happy. A happy she ruined. A happy she can’t fix.

So, she is counting down the days until she leaves home for Colson University, cramming her summer with busywork she didn’t finish her senior year, and taking on new hobbies that involve glue and glitter, and dodging anyone who reminds her of her old life.

When she runs into the stranger who drove her home on graduation night, after she’d passed out next to a ditch, she feels herself sinking again. The key to surviving the summer in Bloom is unraveling whatever good memories she can from that night.

But in searching for answers, she’ll have to ask for help and that means turning to Evan, the stranger, and Kyle, Katie’s ex-boyfriend. Suddenly, life flips again, and Whitney finds herself on not only the precipice of happy but love, too, causing her to question whether she can trust her feelings, or if she is falling into her old patterns of extremes.

As she uncovers the truth about her memories, Whitney sees that life isn’t all or nothing, and that happy isn’t something to wait for, that instead, happy might just be a choice.


Whitney has some problems and one of those problems includes having a drinking problem.The other is the death of her ex-best friend.Whitney goes to rehab and comes home to try and rebuild her life.Trying to please parents who want her a certain way and coming to grips with her friends death is almost too much.Whitney meets Evan who helps her somewhat..But the only person who can truly Help Whitney is Whitney.
    The Good:The book kept my attention all the way through.I felt for Whitney,for her pain and what she was dealing with.I LOVE when a book grabs me.The kind that you are able to get lost in.
The Not so good.:Some of Whitney's inner Dialogue was a bit confusing and sometimes was just too much. I would have liked to see a bit more into Whitney and Evan's relationship.It seemed a bit rushed to me.Other then that it was WONDERFUL. Coleen Patricks Debut Novel ,Come Back To Me is one of those books that you will be disappointed if you dont read it..Read it!Enjoy it!Coleen is definitely an author to watch out for!

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