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Title: Leaving Paradise
Author: Simone Elkeles
Year of Publication: 2010
Genre: YA
Pages: 303
First Line: "I've been waiting a year for this moment."
Summary: Caleb Becker spent the past year in juvenile detention.

Maggie Armstrong spent the past year in hospitals and physical therapy.

Two teens who were scarred one fateful night are going to have to face their greatest challenge yet -- meeting up with each other again.

Source: Back of book

Review: LOVE. I picked up this book because I had read another of Elkeles' books and loved it. This one was just as good. There was only one thing I disliked about the book (discussed in "worst part"). Other than that, there were only a few predictable plot elements and such. But I highly recommend this book and dearly look forward to reading the sequel, which is due out this summer.

Worst part: So the worst part was that he didn't really hit her. Leah did. Which I think totally messes up everything. It sort of ruins part of the tension. Even if Maggie doesn't know it, it still ruins it for the reader and makes the relationship less special somehow.

Best part: Hmmm. Caleb.

Grade: A-

Other Books by This Author: Perfect Chemistry.

25 / 50 books. 50% done!
Tags: romance, young adult

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