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Leaving Paradise - Simone Elkeles
Leaving Paradise
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780738710181 (0738710180)
ASIN: 738710180
Publisher: Flux
Pages no: 312
Edition language: English
Series: Leaving Paradise (#1)
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Banana's Book Blog
Banana's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Leaving Paradise
Now I have to be upfront, I do not like YA books, its a genre I avoid as much as possible, but I have a challenge to read a book from an author with the same initials as me and this feel into my lap. That being said, I really really enjoyed this book. I think it was so honest, and real, I think the ...
Valarauco
Valarauco rated it
4.0 Leaving Paradise
Caleb darf zurück nach Paradise, er wird vorzeitig aus der Haft entlassen. Doch dort angekommen ist alles anderes, als er es sich vorgestellt hat. Seine Familie ist nur noch ein Trümmerhaufen, genau wie sein Leben. Während er seine Sozialstunden bei Mrs. Reynolds ableistet, kommen er und Maggie sich...
Romance Reader (and Writer)
Romance Reader (and Writer) rated it
3.5 Leaving Paradise
3.25 stars, and that's simply because of the ending. Unlike the other book I've read by the author, Perfect Chemistry, I wasn't as drawn into this. I liked certain parts more than others and the romance seemed to just appear between one chapter and the next but at the same time I kinda really like...
BUGGY
BUGGY rated it
4.5 Excellent YA forbidden romance, angsty thing without the paranormal
Opening Line: "I'd been waiting a year for this moment" I don’t generally read much YA stuff however Caleb and Maggie’s forbidden coming of age romance got to me and I found myself quite wrapped up in all their teenaged angst. I guess it was the unique story idea that first piqued my interest; tha...
Lyndi
Lyndi rated it
0.5 Leaving Paradise (Leaving Paradise, #1)
I'm a glutton for punishment. I really am. I DNF'd this on like, the 5th page. And then I got bored and decided to skim the rest. It was horrible. And it continued to be horrible. Poorly written, stilted simple sentences, ridiculously trite dialogue, and nothing but selfish, greedy characters.I can'...
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