Love, Lucas by Chantele Sedgwick
Review: Love, Lucas started off pretty good but as the book went of it seemed that the plot got more childish along with the main characters. I understood that the characters were going through a hard time after losing Lucas, but the way their loss was written did not do the characters justice for their mourning.
I am not saying this was an awful book, but I am saying that it could have been better. By the end of the book I was feeling like I was reading one of those fan-fictions where I wish I could stop reading it but then you realized that you are too far into the book now.
The main character kind of drove me bonkers with her attitude and the way she handled tough emotions. But I am bias I’m really not the kind of person to show emotion ( sadness) to others. What I really did not like was at one point she try’s to leave a friend in need, I mean really he went to the hospital ( the only reason he did was to save you!). But yeah, there were a lot of moments that got to me and had me almost tear up. Almost.
3 out of 5 stars.
208 pages. Paperback.
E-book ARC from the Publishers for an honest review.
Young Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Realistic Fiction.
Published by Sky Pony Press. Release date May 5th 2015.
Summary:When Oakley Nelson loses her brother, Lucas, to cancer, she thinks she’ll never recover. Between her parents’ arguing and the battle she’s fighting with depression, she feels nothing inside but a hollow emptiness. When Mom suggests they spend the summer in California with Aunt Jo, Oakley isn’t sure that a change of scenery will alter anything, but she’s willing to give it a try.
In California, Oakley discovers a sort of safety and freedom in Aunt Jo’s beach house. Once they’re settled, Mom hands her a notebook full of letters addressed to her—from Lucas. As Oakley reads one each day, she realizes how much he loved her, and each letter challenges her to be better and to continue to enjoy her life. He wants her to move on.
If only it were that easy.
But then a surfer named Carson comes into her life, and Oakley is blindsided. He makes her feel again. As she lets him in, she is surprised by how much she cares for him, and things get complicated. How can she fall in love and be happy when Lucas never got the chance to do those very same things?
With her brother’s dying words as guidance, Oakley must learn to listen to and trust herself again. She soon realizes that second chances are ways to learn from the past, and you don’t always have to leave the past behind to find happiness in the future.-Summary from GoodReads.com