Return to Me
by Justina Chen
Summary: Nothing is going as Rebecca planned. She selected a college across the country where she could get away from her parents. Now her father's job is taking the whole family exactly where she is going. And, what about Jackson, her amazing boyfriend? Everyone knows long distance relationships don't work, right? But before she can even really decide what to do about him, her family is shaken with news that makes Rebecca question absolutely everything.
Return to Me completely succeeds. It is a powerful story of redemption as well as first loves, expectations, disappointments, and self-discovery. As in North of Beautiful, Ms.Chen incorporates complex characters, complicated family relationships, the power of art, and the potential to find oneself through new experiences and travels. This time the art is in the form of architecture (a subject I love!) and the adventure takes place in Hawaii (what's not to love?).
Read Return to Me if you ...
- enjoyed North of Beautiful (be watching for some former characters to make a brief appearance!)
- have an interest in architecture
- have experienced a painful family conflict
- enjoy stories of first love