Title: Sophie and Carter
By: Chelsea Fine
Publisher: Acacia Publishing (January 13th, 2011)
My Copy: Advanced Reading Copy from Publisher
About the book:
While other high school seniors are dreaming about their futures, Sophie and Carter are just trying to make it through each day. Carter is overwhelmed by issues at home as he struggles to support his mother. Meanwhile, next door neighbour Sophie is left to care for her three younger siblings in place of their absent and troubled mother. All that holds these two best friends together is each other, and knowing that each night they'll sit together on Sophie's front porch swing and escape from reality, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, will their friendship become something more?
Sophie & Carter’s first chapter offers and enticing altercation that grabs readers from the first word. This is a dramatic love story for two kindred spirits. Sophie is a responsible and dedicated young woman that is raising her three younger siblings in the absence of her drug addicted mother. Carter is your hero and protector that is dedicated to his own tragedy. For years her endured fatal abuse at the hands of his father, and when he became a man his father abandoned the family leaving Carter to care for his Mother and her mental illness as a result of her own nightmarish abuse. Sophie and Carter are next door neighbors, and while each pretends to be the normal teenagers; they are fare from normal and help one another through their own horrible lives. This story is gut wrenching and sickening, but it offers a genuine love story that we captivate readers every inch of the way. The deep seeded love previewed between these characters is palpable and awe inspiring. This is an extremely short story will a powerful punch that will leave readers stricken far past the last page. In my experience I finished this book in just a couple hours. It was impossible to put down! BookWhisperer Recommended!!!