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Alec is a 17-year-old who has endured more in life than anyone should have to. Seeing his neighbor and ex-best friend, Skylar, struggle after a tragic loss, Alec makes it his mission to show her that life is worth living. Little does he know that he will learn that same lesson.

©2015 Daniele Lanzarotta (P)2016 Daniele Lanzarotta

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Good story!

I enjoyed the story! I did start to wonder how much these characters would have to endure though. It felt like it was one thing after the next! I enjoyed the main characters! I did not really care for the narrator though. I felt all of the characters sounded a like there was no difference between the female and male characters. Had to really pay attention to know who was speaking. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!

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Absolutely love this book

I listen to the whole book in one night, couldn’t put it down, it’s an amazing and beautiful story of survival and hope through so much heartbreak and sorrow. A must listen to book and the narrator was amazing

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In the midst of tragedy love blooms

Skye and Alec are next door neighbors who grew up
With each other but early on Alec pushed Skye away and she started to flounder. Skye has two friends and she loses one in a heartbreaking way which brings Alec back into her life. He knows he made a mistake of letting his friendship with Skye fracture and through the years had dealt with illness that had jaded him on life. So through tragedy they reconnect and become friends and much more. These two grow so much in such a short period of time. I would really like to read a book two on these characters to see if the make it.

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Unexpected 2nd chance at friendship and then, love

Out of tragedy, and against some odds, a rekindled friendship leads to more.

Mrs. Lanzarotta did a beautiful job writing about several tough topics: childhood illness, suicide, bullying, and active shooters. It felt real as we experienced, through the characters, how these different events impacted the story. We were able to see several different aspects of effects of each life changing and impacting event - whether it be from the main characters, those directly or indirectly involved, and even the parents.

Skylar and Alec were both battling different issues, some with the same aftereffects. They learned more about themselves and others throughout the story.

I am looking forward to reading more from Mrs. Lanzarotta.

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Sudden Hope

Please tell me this story continues!? The story may hit to close to home in so many ways but I loved it and can’t wait to listen to the next book

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I enjoyed this book

Can be a hard subject for some to read about but bullying is real. It’s tough to live with especially in high school. Loved the main characters Alec and Skylar. Loved all of the supporting characters as well. This could be a series and she could tell Kyle, Amanda, Mike, Kristy and the others stories as well. Will be reading/listening to the next book!

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Was a good book that I’d recommend to others.

While I enjoyed this book, the narrator had a bit of a monotone voice, which made it kind of hard to decipher between characters. However, the book itself I though was good.

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heart breaking 💔 😢 😪 😞 😔 😭 💔

HOPE!!! This book will hit home if you have ever been through bullying at school. its sad and heart breaking. but its also very heart warming. the love story part hits close to home, but the bullying 😔 is so sad. even more sad when you find out who the person is. so many people can relate to this book. i would recommend this book to others.

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Sudden Hope

A young adult book filled with tough situations that, unfortunately, many kids are forced to deal with. From sickness (cancer), to bullying, to suicide, to... well I don’t want to mention them all. Definitely an emotional listen.

Daniele Lanzarotta does an admirable job of covering each of the tough topics. Definitely more than any two people should have to experience.

I thought Mae Ruling did a fine job with the narration. I was able to experience the emotions and I really felt for the characters.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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it was so good. I can't wait to find out what happens next. this whole story I never knew what was coming.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 10-30-21

Hope

Mae Ruling did an amazing job of narration


Skye and Alec were once next door neighbours, The two of the go in their separate ways.
Skye has two friends and she loses one, this horrible tragedy brings Alec back into her life.. So through tragedy they reconnect and become friends and much more.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 06-24-21

Heartbreaking

This book had such a big WTH moment in it! Daniele has written a masterpiece here. With great characters and emotional storyline it really got me thinking. Great heartfelt performance from Mae.

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  • Naty
  • 04-14-20

forever love

Can Skylar and Alec rekindle their friendship after ten years apart? They were BFF but Alec broke Skylar’s heart and even if they are neighbours and attend the same High School they do not talk. But after a tragic loss they reconnect. CAn Alec help Skylar to open up? Can Skylar help Alec to live life again? A sweet love story. The audiobook is good