The Last Page by Lacy Camey
Published: August 3, 2011
Source: I received this book from the author/CLP Book Tour in exchange for an honest and thoughful review.
Purchase: Amazon, Barnes and Nobles
It’s bad enough to go through a break up and dealing with the grief and pain of a broken heart let alone have it publicized on national TV and tabloids but, yet this was what Norah had to endure. Norah’s ex-boyfriend, Truett was a famous major league baseball player, think A-Rod, Derek Jeter and the breakup made her a target for the paparazzi.
After that horrid day, Norah’s life had completely fallen apart and she dealt with the break up in a self destructive way. She does nothing as her life and career falls apart and basically sits on the couch for weeks at a time drowning in her sorrows. Her family has finally had enough and they ship her to the family summer home with her sister for a few weeks where she seeks help from a therapist. In the summer home surrounded by her best friend and sister is where Norah finally learns to overcome all of the obstacles that she was dealt, and starts to slowly see the light at the end of the tunnel.
What I love about the story is that the characters were so relatable. I could totally understand everything that Norah was going through and I loved that she had such a supporting family and best friend. Ms. Camey did a great job of making me feel everything that Norah was going through at the time. Norah was a great character although there were times when I felt like smacking her and telling her that the truth is right there open your eyes.
The only issue I really had with the book is I felt that the storyline with her sister and boyfriend wasn’t really needed, or maybe it wasn’t developed enough for me. It didn’t take away from the story though; it just kind of felt like it was thrown in.
I truly enjoyed this story and although it’s not happy go lucky from the get go, it was what made it more realistic, and had me completely hooked.
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