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Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Return to Paradise (edition 2010)

by Simone Elkeles

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Title:Return to Paradise
Authors:Simone Elkeles
Info:Flux (2010), Paperback, 312 pages
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This was disappointing after "Leaving Paradise". It started well, but began to drag a bit from the middle onwards and began to feel repetitive. Also, there was too much teenage angst in this book and I found myself rolling my eyes on more than one occasion. However, I'm still glad it ended happily for Caleb and Maggie. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
A great read. ( )
  margaraawr | Aug 8, 2014 |
A great read. ( )
  margaraawr | Aug 8, 2014 |
This sequel was almost as good as the orginal. I was not sure how she was going to get the characters back to in the same area after the first book. I loved the relationship between Caleb and Maggie, though towards the end things seemed a little thrown together. I could not figure out why there was refresher of the first book in the ending of the second one. The characters were different then in the first one as they go on their travels with the new group of teens. Love gazabo scenes now ;) ( )
  ottilieweber | Apr 24, 2014 |
Return to Paradise definitely made it onto my list of favorites. That ending! ( )
  MichealaBeth | Jul 4, 2013 |
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For Erika Danou-Hasan, Ruth Kaufman, and Marilyn Brantthree women who continue to remind me that friendship is selfless and has no boundaries.
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Maggie and Caleb just went through the worst year of their lives. Hit by a car and starting life over with a limp, Maggie never thought she would forgive Caleb. But she did-and fell in love. What they shared was real. But Caleb wanted to be free from the past-and a terrible secret: he wasn't the one who hit Maggie. So he left Paradise-and Maggie-forever.

When Maggie and Caleb run into each other in a different town, they can't deny their true feelings. Will Maggie let Caleb get away again? Or will Caleb face the truth and return to Paradise?
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In alternating chapters, Caleb and Maggie relate the struggles of being reunited after nearly a year apart when both join a group of teens affected by drunk driving, and finally facing their true feelings for one another.

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