Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

I am now adoring contemporary fiction like a crazed mad man and one of my heart wrentching favorites is "what could have been" scenarios. IF HE HAD BEEN WITH ME is just that book....uggg so painful to even contemplate, but I must read it.

 04/01/13
IF HE HAD BEEN WITH ME
by Laura Nowlin
ISBN-13: 978-1402277825
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 352
Amazon, B&N, Goodreads

Phineas Smith’s tragic death could have been avoided. If his father hadn’t given him that car; if it hadn’t been raining that night; if he hadn’t been dating Sylvie Whitehouse, and if they hadn’t been having an argument -- if he had been with Autumn, he would still be alive.

Autumn and Finny have been best friends and neighbours since before they were born. Their pregnant
mothers would sit with their swollen bellies side by side so they could kick each other, like twins. They were inseparable -- until one New Year’s eve in middle school when a single moment lead to their gradual drifting apart.Now in high school, Autumn and Finny are no longer friends. They run in different crowds, belong to disparate worlds. Despite her best efforts to be happy, Autumn feels incomplete, only realizing once the situation seems irreversible that Finny is her missing piece.

If he had been with me is a heartbreaking, contemporary love story spanning the history of two
teens lives and all the moments where if one little thing had been different, their futures would have been together instead of apart. Debut author, Laura Nowlin, voices the “ifs” that have the potential to change the course

2 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: IF HE HAD BEEN WITH ME by Laura Nowlin"

Jessica@a GREAT read wrote: November 21, 2012 at 3:46 AM

Haven't heard of that one! Hope you love it once you read it!

Here's my WoW

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)


whatsontheshelf wrote: November 21, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Oh, this one sounds so heartbreaking, but I must read it! Note to self- grab a box of tissues for this one. Great pick! Here is my WoW!

Vyki @ On The Shelf


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