04 April 2017

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Read:: Last Train Home (Home #1) by Megan Nugen Isbell

Anyone picture Jesse and Rory from Gilmore girls while reading this? That was my muse. That was the two I pictured while reading this. I went right to these two people who were thrown together by fate just too young to realize what was going on.

Riley is moved from Boston to her mothers small hometown of Carver. She is seventeen and pissed off about this change. She is snobby and mean to the few people who do try to make friends with her until she cannot resist them any longer and has a little crew that she hangs out with. She becomes close with a small crowd.

She meets Jesse within this crowd and they keep being pushed together with the friends they have. As selfish as Riley is, Jesse keeps reminding her that the small town isn't a horrible thing and tries to make her aware of life.

Riley gets herself a boyfriend and puts people on the backburner. She totally acted like a normal 17 year old. The boyfriend is always more important than others. Jesse though is wise beyond his years I think and just waits her out. He tries to warn her but decides its better if she finds out on her own.

These two are figuring out life. I really liked this, not only did it accurately depict high school clich├ęs but it really took me back to my own experience. 

Seventeen-year-old Riley Regas has spent her entire life in Boston, so when she learns she’ll be picking up and moving to her mother’s childhood home of Carver, Kansas, she is less than thrilled. In fact, she is downright furious. Riley’s only visited Carver a handful of times. She barely knows her family that lives there and she has no desire to spend her senior year among the backwards residents of Carver. 

Reluctantly though, her views begin to change when she meets Alex Bettencourt. Alex is popular and gorgeous and Riley’s never seen brown eyes quite like his before. 

While Riley couldn’t be happier, she knows Jesse, her best friend in Carver, isn’t sure of her new relationship with Alex. She soon finds a balance between Alex and her friends though and life in Carver doesn’t seem so bad after all, even if her relationship with her mother is rocky at best. 

Just when Riley thinks she might be happy in Carver, a single decision changes it all, leaving her to find out who she really is and who matters most in her life before she loses everything. 

This is the first of three books in The Home Series. 

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