Jan 16, 2013

The Edge Of Never - J.A. Redmerski


Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

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Adegan di The Edge of Never

Harus aku akui buku ini menarik.

Camryn yang memutuskan untuk meninggalkan rumahnya dan berniat berkeliling dunia. Sayangnya dia tidak tahu tepatnya tempat pertama yang akan dia tuju. 

Ayah Andrew sedang sekarat di rumah sakit di Wyoming, ibunya sudah menyarankannya untuk pergi kesana naik pesawat, tapi Andrew malah pergi naik bus.

Nah, buku ini bercerita dari sisi Andrew dan juga Camryn. Setiap interaksi yang terjadi antara mereka diceritakan secara detail dan jelas, jadi saya dengan mudah dapat membayangkan detail kejadiannya.

Tapi sejujurnya karena tingkat kedetailan dan juga karena buku ini sudah menegaskan bahwa ini hanya untuk usia 17 tahun kesamping, jadi saya melakukan skiping yang cukup sering. *lama-lama terasa bosan ^^v

Camryn yang ditinggal mati cinta pertamanya, kemudian pacar berikutnya menghianatinya, lalu sahabatnya menuduhnya merebut pacarnya, adiknya masuk penjara, dan orang tuanya bercerai. Rasanya Camryn selalu di timpa masalah, sepertinya semua masalah itu tidak mau jauh-jauh darinya.

Dia merasa semua orang seperti memaksanya untuk melakukan sesuatu yang tidak harus dilakukan *seperti mencari pacar

Camryn yang cerdas tidak suka dengan keadaan seperti itu dan hal itu mendorongnya untuk melakukan perjalanan yang dulu pernah diimpikannya tapi tidak pernah dilakukannya.

Banyak quote yang bagus di novel ini :)

“Just that dwelling and planning is bullshit, you dwell on the past, you can’t move forward. Spend too much time planning for the future and you just push yourself backwards, or you stay stagnant in the same place all your life. Live in the moment, where everything is just right, take your time and limit your bad memories and you’ll get wherever it is you’re going a lot faster and with less bumps in the road along the way.” 
 “You know damn well that it doesn't really matter what's going on in your life, who you just lost, how much you hate the world, or how inappropriate it is to have an attraction to someone before the mending phase has reached the acceptable zone. You're still human and the moment you see someone attractive, you can't help but make a note of it. It's human nature.” 
“Best friends, no matter what they do or how much they hurt you, it only hurts as much as it does because they are your best friend. And none of us are perfect. Mistakes were made for best friends to forgive; it’s what makes being a best friend official.” 
“Just because one person's problem is less traumatic than another's doesn't mean they're required to hurt less” 
Quote terdasyat versi saya adalah:
“You were the missing piece of my soul, the breath in my lungs, and the blood in my veins.” 

I read this in English version e-book.

Love it,


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