Genre: YA, Romance
Published by: Acacia Publishing
**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!
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