Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Teen Tuesday: The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder

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Lauren has a secret. Colby has a problem. But when they find each other, everything falls into place.

Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret. Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more. In alternating chapters, they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible--something to truly believe in.

Lisa SchroederHi! I'm the author of this book, and I thought I'd tell you a little bit about it in addition to the official "publisher's description."

It's a book about small town life, about dreams, about what family and friendship mean, and about helping someone else be the best version of themselves. The story is told from two points of view - Colby's and Lauren's. It's similar in that respect to how Brooklyn and Nico tell the story in CHASING BROOKLYN.

A couple of my favorite authors read it and had super nice things to say:

"Full of big dreams and even bigger heart, The Bridge from Me to You is a beautifully told story of love, family and football." - Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Geography of You and Me and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.
"Filled with grace, wisdom, and bittersweet wonder, The Bridge from Me to You beautifully captures the aches and joys of family, love and friendship. You'll want to hug this book." - Lindsey Leavitt, author of Going Vintage and The Chapel Wars. 

My thoughts:  A gorgeous cover, real characters with real problems, a believable romance, and a story with lots of hope.  I enjoyed how Lauren's chapters were written in verse, and Colby's in prose.  It helped to distinguish their voices for me.  I really enjoyed this novel!

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