Monday, March 11, 2013

Sophie and Carter by Chelsea Fine

Sophie and Carter
Good Reads  Summary
Sophie and Carter by Chelsea Fine

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 neighbor 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 their troubles, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, what lies ahead for Sophie and Carter?

My Thoughts
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Sweet as the ending was, and nice how they’re each the other’s safe haven (“only good thing”) I  still see disaster looming. One of them is bound to screw up and you just wonder how the other is going to take it. But! The story itself is a simple one:

Sophie has stepped up and taken care of her family. Carter too has done the same for his mother. They’ve terrible home lives, these two not quite adults taking care of things they shouldn’t be. It’s this similarity in situations that make them ‘get’ the other even more. So I get it… everyone needs a bit of easy, right?

Alternating between the two of them was smooth, but may the similarity in their position made the two indistinguishable from the other. They’ve exactly the same story: sad, hard lives with only the other the good thing keeping them going. Ah…   but that's me nitpicking again.

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