Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Review: Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine and GIVEAWAY

Genre: YA, Romance
Published by: Acacia Publishing
Pages: 117
**This book was sent to me for free for an honest review**
Goodreads Summary: While other high school seniors are dreaming about their futures, Sophie and Carter are just trying to make it through each day. Carter is overwhelmed by issues at home as he struggles to support his mother. Meanwhile, next door neighbor Sophie is left to care for her three younger siblings in place of their absent and troubled mother. All that holds these two best friends together is each other, and knowing that each night they'll sit together on Sophie's front porch swing and escape from their troubles, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, what lies ahead for Sophie and Carter?

What a pleasant  surprise! I had no idea that I would enjoy this little book so much. It only took me a couple of hours to read and is a perfect story to pick up if you are looking for a quick escape from your day. Sophie and Carter are neighbours and best friends who share secrets and support each other in the noblest of ways. They have both suffered greatly in the past and come from severely dysfunctional families. Sophie's mom is a prostitute who has left Sophie to take care of her three younger siblings. Carter cares for his mother who has been driven to insanity by the beatings she and Carter took from her husband. 

The chapters alternate between the two POVs. I felt Sophie's POV was stronger than Carter's. Both characters are so easy to fall for. They have been through so much in their short lives and yet, they still soldier on for those they love. I have so much respect for them both. The romance between them is sweet and endearing. They look out for each other and would do anything for one and other. They had me swooning over a bag of vegetables, cups of coffee and hand holding on porch swings.

The only thing I didn't like about this book was how short it was! I would love to have read more about them growing up, about their other relationships in school and more about Carter's dad. But I am only saying this because I enjoyed the story so much and I want more now that it is over. Chelsea Fine has a wonderfully creative imagination and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future. 4 / 5 Stars. I choose Carter as My Book Boyfriend this week. Check out the post below.

GIVEAWAY TIME: I was very kindly sent a copy of Sophie & Carter to send to one lucky reader. I will be picking a winner on Saturday morning. That's 10th September. 
You don't have to be a follower to enter (although it would be nice if you were). Since I am a poor student this giveaway is open to INTERNATIONALS ONLY, sorry guys!
Just leave a comment and your email address under this review if you want to enter. Good Luck!

Don't forget to check out my 6 Month Blogiversary Global Giveaway! You'll be in for a chance to win a book of your choice!


  1. This book looks awesome! I'd love to read and review it, too!

    I am a follower: Cary Cheyenne.

    My email is:

    Thanks! XO.

  2. I like the name Sophie and stories about overcoming dysfunctional families. Great review!

  3. Thanks for sharing your review and hosting the giveaway! Have a great day!



  4. YAY!!! I can comment today. Maybe blogger was having a bad day yesterday.

    Okay, so after your MBB post, I immediately put this book on my goodreads wishlist, so yes! I'd love to enter! If the only complaint is that you wanted more, I always take that as a good sign!

    missie at


  6. i don't know if it's not too late i just saw your review on goodread


  7. I'm not sure why this book was not on my radar before! This looks right up my alley!! I'm going to go add it to my WL now :) Thanks for the great review!

    PS.Thanks for stopping by my blog from book blogs the other day :)

  8. girls... I found a copy of the book, but have only 24 chapters, really really short.

    that's ok? The PDF have this... very little letter, and have only 37 pages, and amazon says that have 128 or something....


  9. I would really appreciate it if you send me the pdf file bcs I can hardly wait to read this book. Pls kindly send the pdf file to my email, Thanks a lot! =)

  10. I try everthing i can to chase down books that capture my interest, but it just doesn't work out for me and i end up not getting the book i'm so into. This book, you've kindly introduced looks absolutely interesting and worth reading thanks to your review towards it. Please, pleaaaaaaaase for once be the first person in my life to reward this book to me. i'm sorry i'm not a member because i was just googling this book and your website appeared and then next minute you know...i'm commenting on your website to hopefully recieve this book! i hope this comment will be a consideration to you!!! thanks here si my email (its a really weird email ad) lol if you dont mind send me this pdf every comment mentions lol (sorry abit lost here) !!! (:(: god bless

  11. Hey, This giveaway ended ages ago. I never had a PDF file of it anyway. The author sent me her book and I gave it away when I had read it. sorry about that.

  12. From the first chapter, I was hooked. I read this book in one sitting-frustrated with any interruption. The story line hovers around places we don't always want to go, but then, in such a redemptive way, steers us through layers of life and lands us smack-dab in the middle of real love