Friday, 8 July 2011

Review of Leaving Paradise (Leaving Paradise #1) by Simone Elkeles

Leaving Paradise (Leaving Paradise, #1)Description

Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad—her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares—has been canceled.
After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb’s free . . . if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers.
Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak." Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It’s a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.

My Thoughts
This book, was so different to books i have read before, but i really liked it, the fact they both are different but yet the same, and the characters are shown to be weak, but yet strong.
Maggie, is shown as a freak, because of what happened to her, but thought differently i thought she was a very nice and ordinary girl, and just because she's got a limp, it doesn't make her a freak..
Caleb was in prison for what he did to Maggie, but as the story goes on, we learn things, that changes everything, but yet the ending is so unexpected..
This books, is an amazing read and i found it quite easy to read :)

Rating: *****


  1. Omg, I LOVE this series, wait till you read the second one Return to Paradise, it's even better! (:


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