This book was so good that I took notes. I wrote down entire passages. And when I finished the book I immediately started reading it again. Lisa's use of words is perfect. Her ability to make the reader feel the story is uncanny. I've read other verse novels and I enjoy them all but Lisa Schroeder is the one that seems to know exactly what to say. Her words are poetry, her stories are perfect. Her characters are relate-able, lovable and real. They are me, they are the friends I lost, the friends I have, the boys I've loved.
I just had to share this with you guys because, well, because The Day Before inspired me to. Lisa Schroeder is a brilliant author and I can't wait for everyone to have this book in their hands, but if you haven't read her other books yet, get on it already!
And to Lisa, thank you! Thank you for writing books that make me feel. Books that make me remember who I used to be. Books that inspire me. Thank you. It's nice to feel more then just the love for my children, husband and family. They are important, but I know I'll make a better wife, mother, sister and daughter when I can feel some of those things I felt before. Let in some of who I used to be.
The Day Before is set to release June 28th, 2011 (the day before my birthday!).To find out more about Lisa Schroeder and her books check out her blog.