Goodreads Blurb: 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 neighbour 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 reality, if just for awhile. But as their relationship reaches a turning point and high school graduation nears, will their friendship become something more?
“Wow!!!” That’s all I can say about this book. The author Chelsea Fine has done a remarkable job with the characters Sophie & Carter. You can’t help but feel an immense amount of love and compassion for them. They overcome some many problems that are thrown their way. I cannot imagine going through the things they go through on a daily basis. You can’t help but want a happy ending for them. They pretend to not know each other at school when in reality these neighbors are best friends. There are heartbreaking moments in this story that add to the fact that these situations do happen. Anyway, I think this is a must read. If anything just to see how these teenagers deal with their problems and what happens between Sophie and Carter.