AUTHOR: S.C. Stephens
RATING: 4 STARS
PUBLISHED: April 2010 - S.C. Stephens
"Lucas had it all – popularity, a devoted girlfriend, a brotherly best friend, and a loving mother who would do anything for him. His life was right on course to be a successful and fulfilling one, until the crash changed everything. It happened late one night during a sudden downpour. That evening, three young lives were lost and one life was left irrevocably altered. As the lone survivor, Lucas finds himself surrounded by swirling gossip of reckless drunkenness from the small town he used to warmly call home. Amid his own guilt and self-hatred, Lucas struggles to find hope, find peace, and maybe, even find love again. "
After I read Collision Course’s book description, I was dying to get my hands on this novel! I searched for it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and everywhere else I could think to look, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I was crushed. Finally, I discovered not only where to find it, but also, that it was available for free online. Let me just tell you...that was a good day :)
If you haven’t had a chance to check out S.C. Stephens novels then you should do so immediately!
I love everything I’ve read so far by S.C. Stephens; Collision Course was no exception. I had high expectations going into this novel, and it turned out even better than I imagined. It’s a beautifully written novel with a great story and an even better message. As a reader, you connect with the story and the characters. It was extraordinary, and I have no complaints.
Told from Lucas’s point of view, Collision Course is an emotional read that manages to be heart breaking and heart warming at the same time. After an accident that takes the lives of his girlfriend, his best friend and his best friends girlfriend, Lucas is left, alive and alone, to deal with the loss, guilt and pain this tragedy brings. Living in a small town, where everyone blames him for his friend’s deaths, doesn’t help him heal.
When Lucas needs someone the most, he walks into the men’s bathroom at school and finds Sawyer, the new girl at school, sitting on the bathroom floor. Who does that? Who sits on the floor in the men’s bathroom? SAWYER! OMG, I fell in love with Sawyer the second she was introduced. She’s unique, spunky, selfless and the best medicine for Lucas. She was exactly what he needed without him asking her to be. She’s precious.
I gave Collision Course by S.C. Stephens 4 STARS. I highly recommend this novel for adults and young adults. It’s a moving read. It’s sad at times, but it’s also hopeful and inspiring.