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Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder

The Bridge from Me to YouTitle: The Bridge from Me to You
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Pages: 336
Publisher: Point
Pub Date: July 29th, 2014
Source: Netgalley

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Lauren has a secret. Colby has a problem. But when they find each other, everything falls into place. 

Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret. Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more. In alternating chapters, they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible--something to truly believe in.

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I’m not a huge poetry fan, in fact the only real YA poet I’ve read is Ellen Hopkins. Even though I loved her books, after reading one of them, I’d need a lot of ice cream and tissues to get over it. So when I started the Bridge from Me to You I was prepared with tissues and some Breyers. Thankfully though, I didn’t need them as much as I thought. Even though it wasn’t a happy book, it did leave me feeling inspired and It left me feeling like I could do anything right about now.

"They were sweet. They were beautiful. And they could fly. Oh, to be a bird, i thought. To fly away and be free."

Lauren just moved in with her Aunt and Uncle, after her mom kicked her out. She was ready to be the awkward new girl, since she was starting her senior year, what she wasn’t expecting was to meet Colby.

Colby is the star football player who resents being one. He wants more out of life, which is the same thing that Lauren wants. Yet both of them don’t have choice with what to do in their life, because their parents control everything. It was a little High School Musical... but just a little.


Everyone expects Colby to choose football, and they expect him to get a scholarship to play college ball, what Colby really wants is to leave his small town life behind and study bridges. A  secret nerd is one of the cutest things out there, I immediately loved Colby. Lauren is another secret nerd, under her good girl-next-door-vibe she wants to study birds and have adventures looking for them. Lauren and Colby are just the cutest things ever and I was rooting for them to get together the whole time.

Sadly life is never easy and even though this is fiction, their lives are not easy. Right at the beginning Lauren is having awful nightmares about what happened with her brother. We don’t find out what happened or why she had to move with her family until the end. But when we finally find out its very emotional. For Colby, life is not simple either, His best friend has a close call with death and it’ll be years until his best friend will be fully healed. He has to continue life without his best friend and teammate and still deal with the pressure of being the town star.

"We travel, through stardust and moonbeams, to a galaxy all on our own. A million miles away from here. From the land of regrets and of missing and of longing to fit in."

Lauren and Colby go so well together. They decide to stay together as friends at least until there’s less stress, which only makes it sweeter when they finally get together.

Overall this was such a romantic, emotional, and beautiful read. It will make you think and you’ll fall in love with Colby and Lauren as they fall in love with each other. I can't wait to read what Lisa Schroeder writes next! 

Thank You Netgalley and Point! ~

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