October 08, 2018

#BookReview of Even in Paradise by @ChelseyPhilpot

Even in Paradise

About the Book: 

When Julia Buchanan enrolls at St. Anne’s at the beginning of junior year, Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senator’s daughter. Most people do... or think they do.

Charlotte certainly never expects she’ll be Julia’s friend. But almost immediately, she is drawn into the larger than-life-new girl’s world—a world of midnight rendezvous, dazzling parties, palatial vacation homes, and fizzy champagne cocktails. And then Charlotte meets, and begins falling for, Julia’s handsome older brother, Sebastian.

But behind her self-assured smiles and toasts to the future, Charlotte soon realizes that Julia is still suffering from a tragedy. A tragedy that the Buchanan family has kept hidden... until now.

About the Author: Chelsey Philpot grew up on a farm in New Hampshire and now works as an editor and journalist. She's written for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Slate, and numerous other publications. Like her main character, Charlotte, Chelsey attended boarding school in New England.
Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: HarperCollins
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
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My Review: I didn't have high expectations coming into this book. The themes of this book are so meaningful, and the story is truly fantastic. I loved how she weaved the story. The pacing was a bit slow at first but eventually it picked up. The “secret” was evident to me from the beginning, but it didn’t matter because I was as fascinated with it all. No, this book is not easy. It leaves you with questions. Charlie is an unique character. Quiet and shy, she only has a few close friends. I can totally relate to her. But this book blew me away with its soulful writing, the emotionally charged characters and wonderful story telling!! It's a read that will leave you dizzy with hope and longing.

Do I Recommend this book? Yes!!


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