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Publisher's Summary

A powerful story of loss, second chances, and first love, reminiscent of Sarah Dessen and John Green. When Oakley Nelson loses her older brother, Lucas, to cancer, she thinks she'll never recover. Between her parents' arguing and the battle she's fighting with depression, she feels nothing inside but a hollow emptiness. When Mom suggests they spend a few months in California with Aunt Jo, Oakley isn't sure a change of scenery will alter anything, but she's willing to give it a try. In California, Oakley discovers a sort of safety and freedom in Aunt Jo's beach house. Once they're settled, Mom hands her a notebook full of letters addressed to her - from Lucas. As Oakley reads one each day, she realizes how much he loved her, and each letter challenges her to be better and to continue to enjoy her life. He wants her to move on. If only it were that easy. But then a surfer named Carson comes into her life, and Oakley is blindsided. He makes her feel again. As she lets him in, she is surprised by how much she cares for him, and that's when things get complicated. How can she fall in love and be happy when Lucas never got the chance to do those very same things? With her brother's dying words as guidance, Oakley knows she must learn to listen and trust again. But will she have to leave the past behind to find happiness in the future?

©2015 Chantele Sedgwick (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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It’s a good teen read.

It helped to read the reviews ahead to know this was a teen read but I enjoyed it anyway as I like to write in this genre as well. Good story. The narrator struggled with different voices but did well on the main character. I would recommend for teenager and moms / parents of teens because I think it does give some good insight.

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Good book

Loved this book but warn others to have your tissues handy. Excellent narration and quality.

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love love love

This is an amazing book for anyone over 11. It is happy and sad and everything in between. 100% recommend!

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It was okay

This book definitely kept my attention. It was a cute story. Some of it was just a little predictable though. It just didn’t seem all that original. The performance was great.

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The end saved it

I loved the overall concept of the story and especially loved listening to Lucas’ letters. However, Oakley was a hard character for me to like. I understand the pain she was going through, but she was still a very selfish girl. Her parents deserved better during such an emotional period of time.

I also gotta say, hearing the narrators gulping and swallowing of spit in between sentences was an ick for me.

I am however glad that I stuck around until the end of listen to Lucas’ and Oakley’s last letters. Overall good story, but the ending definitely saved it.

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Believeable!

What a heart-wrenching, yet heart-warming story of all the things we would say to our loved ones if we knew we only had a little while left! The reader is sp believable and such a pleasure to listen to.

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Good book but falls flat by the end

It was great writing but by the end it just falls flat. No real surprises.

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Worse lead character ever

This was the most selfish and self absorbed teen ever. Having lost a parent while in high school I cannot relate to the immaturity of this main character.

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Great book of love and loss

Love, Lucas is a beautifully written book filled with love, loss, heartache and finding the strength to overcome and embrace life at its fullest. The characters were admirable and strong despite an overwhelming sense of grief. The author uses the comparison of oppressive, cold Utah versus perfectly warm and beautiful Southern California to breathe life and strength into the characters. The narrator adds a soft and sensitive, young and melodic voice to a beautiful story of life and death!

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good book

I liked this book, the ending was as expected but other than that it was a good book

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  • 06-28-22

Absolutely love

Such a good story, would definitely recommend to anyone
Give it a chance it gets better

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  • 07-02-22

Great book to listen to at the beach.

highly recommend.

If you're thinking about getting a book this is a good read.


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  • 05-21-22

Absolutely loved

If you want a book that makes you laugh cry and feel all mushy inside. Here’s the book for you :)