Flashback Friday: FALLING FOR YOU by Lisa Schroeder
Jan 16th, 2015 by Liza Wiemer


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by Lisa Schroeder

Hardcover, 355 pages

Published: January 1, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

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From Goodreads:

Rae’s always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her…and the less she wants to give.

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.

About Lisa Schroeder:588558

Lisa Schroeder is the author of more than a dozen books for kids and teens. Her latest young adult novel is THE BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU, and the latest series for 8-12 year olds is called CHARMED LIFE. She lives in Oregon where she spends her time reading, writing, baking yummy treats, and hiking with her family.

My Review:

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There isn’t anything that Lisa Schroeder writes that I wouldn’t recommend, and that includes her latest novel Falling For You. It deals with some very tough issues of a neglectful mother, an abusive stepdad, an obsessive, emotionally unstable boyfriend. Rae, the daughter/stepdaughter/girlfriend, tries to navigate through the troubles dumped on her. She utilizes her inner strength to survive and is a strong, likable, and relatable character.

Here are some things that I really liked about her: She doesn’t allow her peers to push her around, she has self-esteem despite the hell she lives through, she’s creative with spending money, works hard, befriends some really cool characters, including a single mother and an old lady, and records her feelings in a poetry journal. There’s an awesome English teacher to appreciate. Rae works at a flower shop with great people and a lovable dog. Rae makes her own “family,” which is very cool since many young adults have to do the same thing because parents aren’t always around emotionally or physically. Readers will fall in love with Leo, a boy who is homeschooled and is a true friend to Rae.

The story moves quickly and readers will be sucked into the Rae’s life, cheering for her to stay strong and survive.

Yup, I’m definitely a Lisa Schroeder fan. Read ALL her books.

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