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THE DAY BEFORE is the third novel in verse that I have read by Lisa Schroeder, and the first that does not involve a dead boyfriend. I wonder if that was what was missing for me! While the book wasn't a complete wash, it was what I would consider "bathroom reading". It's entertaining to read as you brush your teeth and dry your hair; it's a book that is easy to put down, but you are happy to pick it back up. THE DAY BEFORE doesn't leave a residue the way Schroeder's other books do.
It isn't without merit; Amber is a likable protagonist and doesn't fit into the typical mold of a romantic heroine. Unfortunately, with only a day in her life, she isn't as developed as I would have liked. Schroeder develops both Amber and Cade's problems slowly, and it took me a long time to figure out what there problems were. It's always nice to be surprised.
Still, this is a book for Lisa Schroeder's die-hard fans, of which there are many. Everybody else should stick to CHASING BROOKLYN.