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Return to Me

Written by: Justina Chen
Narrated by: Therese Plummer
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And there it was again, the troubling notion that I barely knew the people I loved.

Daddy's girl Rebecca Muir has long known exactly what she wants to do after high school: attend the prestigious architecture program at Columbia University, 3,000 miles away from her home. But as the end of school nears, things are no longer so clear-cut - she's just fallen in love with the perfect guy, Jackson; her dad has gotten a new job in New York, so her whole family is following her to the East Coast; and she's having trouble ignoring her premonition that something terrible is coming.

And it soon becomes clear why: Shortly after the move, her father reveals that he's leaving them, and Rebecca is left to pick up the pieces of her former life. When everything can change in an instant, Reb doesn't know what path to follow or whom to trust - and she must begin to search for what she really wants to do with her life.

Justina Chen, the acclaimed author of North of Beautiful, has created a moving and powerful story about the struggle that comes from betrayal, the uncertainty of life after high school, and the joy that ultimately comes from discovering what's truly in your heart.

©2013 Justina Chen (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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  • L.W.
  • 2013-01-17

Life lessons...

I appreciated this authors approach to this topic. It was a good storyline. A young girl at the point of leaving home for college. She has her plans and ideas pretty well set. She has a problem with the natural gifts she has been born with. The complete upheaval and tranformation of the family. The not subtle life lessons being taught by this book became overdone. I love T. Plummer as a narrator. The analogy of the drop of water continually hitting the stone until it finally cracks open. The water has the power. What happens to rock? It splinters apart becoming other things. This book reminded me of me at a much younger age. The struggle and perpetual foreward thinking to keep everything balanced and running smoothly in the family. The story is about losing illusions, realizing real, accepting what you can and cannot do, moving forward with confidence. I am not an editor, I have trouble finding the right words, it was like being told too much, all in all it is good but you lost me because it seemed to be overstating. Kind of like this review... I think this book can be appreciated by all ages however it seems to speak to a younger audience. However, I am glad I purchased this book. It also makes the common statement of "God and Momma receive the blame for everything".

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  • Sandra Hafer
  • 2016-07-29

To my granddaughter Hailley

This was so great a story, that I gifted this to my granddaughter who is experiencing her own
"Growing Pains".
I pray it gives perspective on life and her place in this world and with her family that loves her so much!
Thank you Ms Chen!!

A Grandmother....

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