Shelf Control #2: Cassie Edition

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(via Goodreads)

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…

Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart


I went on a book buying binge one time and I got this in that process. I got it through Amazon to hopefully read before too much longer. I know I got it this year and probably around January.


I checked this out from the library and never got around to reading it. While I didn’t read it then, I kept getting this nagging feeling that said that I am supposed to read this book. I don’t get that nagging feeling that I am supposed to read a book that often. There is a difference between “I want to read this” and “I feel like I am supposed to read this for some reason”. This falls in the latter category. I feel full-heartedly that there is some reason that I am supposed to read this book. I think the reason that I am avoiding it is because it is starting to feel like I am hyping it up in my mind. The synopsis draws me in and it makes me want to know just what Marin is hiding from, but that title makes me believe that it is something personal and deep that is going to pull me apart and kill me dead. I should get to this, I know. I am just SCARED! There I admitted it. Are you happy? 😉

4 Replies to “Shelf Control #2: Cassie Edition”

  1. Danielle

    Yup, if your body is telling you that you need to read it, then you need to pick it up and read it! I haven’t read this one but it sounds great!

    • cgwinters1981 Post author

      I am starting “Strider” by Beverly Clearly next and then reading a series by Bruce Coville that I didn’t know existed. After that this is my first book because I NEED TO READ IT! It sounds amazing!


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