Sophie and Carter by Chelsea Fine
Publisher: Acacia Publishing, Inc.
Publication Date: June 20th 2011
Copy: Nook eBook
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?
I love books about people going through tough times, and what first drew me to the book was that the synopsis. Both characters, Sophie, and Carter live in families that don’t care for them as they should. As next door neighbors they know about one anther’s troubles and find that the only one that really understands their situation is the other. Every night the two friends meet at Sophie’s front swing and talk about their day. But both are keeping a secret from one another, they love each other.
Both Sophie and Carter and very well developed characters and I can’t help but love them both. The secondary characters, like Sophie’s siblings are not as well introduced though, and I ended up getting the characters confused from one another.
The story’s of the two character’s pasts are told well for the story being just over one-hundred pages, but I feel like there are gaps in both stories that should have been filled in.
I’m not very happy about the ending of the book. It was way to open, and very little conclusion.
In all a great quick read for anyone looking for a romance story.