Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Book Review: Puddle Jumping

Title Puddle Jumping

Author Amber L. Johnson

Release Date June 24, 2014

When it comes to love there’s no such thing as conventional.

Everyone thinks Colton Neely is special.

Lilly Evans just thinks he’s fascinating.

Once friends when they were younger, their bond is cut short due to her accident prone nature and they go their separate ways. Years later, they meet again and Lilly learns that there is something special about the boy she once knew, but she has no idea what it all means. And she’s not sure if she’s ready to find out.

When he walks through the corridor of her school the first day of her senior year, she knows that it’s time to get to know the real Colton Neely. The more she learns, the deeper she falls.

Their friendship grows into love, even as Colton does not express it in words. But one decision threatens to break down the world that Lilly has tried so hard to integrate into and she must figure out if the relationship can survive if they are apart.

This was such an incredibly sweet book. It filled my heart with so much love and joy to see Colton and Lilly's relationship grow and change.

I was surprised at how much story was packed into so few pages. In general, I prefer longer books. I always become so invested in characters and stories that I love that it's always mildly disappointing when a book ends. However, Puddle Jumping was an exception. Though it's relatively short (~125 pages), it doesn't skimp on anything. These are real characters in a real, developed story. It was a pleasant surprise, especially since the more I read the more worried I was that I was going to be left with a half ending. No worries there. We're treated to a full ending with no unanswered questions.

If you're looking for a sweet, beautiful love story then I recommend this one. It was such a great story (even though I did tear up a couple of times).


5 out of 5 stars

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