Friday, January 6, 2012

Review of Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie

Get the tissue! You will ugly cry with this one.

The story starts very light hearted with our lead characters Callum and Harper seeing each other at the Social Services office. Now that both are eightteen the foster care system has little to offer them. But what they lack in possesions they make up for in personality and drive to overcome. They are instantly drawn to each other and though are accustomed to not trusting people, they can't explain their immediate feeling of trusting and belonging together. If they could only believe that they deserve each other.

As they begin to depend on each other and feelings grow the problems they face continue to grow as well. These characters face such hardships and loss. Thankfully they are surrounded by a group of loyal friends that you can only wish to ever have yourself. I fell in love with the characters by page 3 so it was painful to read when the characters suffered loss or heartache. Which reflects on how well the book was written. There were parts that I literally felt sick with heartache for the characters.

I won't spoil the book by giving more details. I do recommend you read in private and have tissue ready. I had to hide so my hubby wouldn't question my sobs and puffy eyes. But it was so worth the read. Thanks to the author Fisher Amelie for tying up everything at the end in a pretty package.         

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