By Kristina McBride
Egmont USA, 272 pages
26th June, 2012
This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.
Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?
As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?
The latest novel from the author of The Tension of Opposites, One Moment is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.
- Goodreads.com description
Like seriously, WHOA.
This book, this WHOLE 272 pages has been a ride of emotions since page 1. I couldn’t stop crying/laughing/hating/giggling. It was a whole lot of things going on. It was AMAZING.
I love books that plays with my emotions. Examples? Clockwork Prince, The Fault in Our Stars, Delirium, Frostbite, Perfect Chemistry, Dear John, etc. Those kind of books are amazing. Those books gave me something to FEEL. And I’m thinking this would be one of those long review of mine, which—believe me—I rarely do.
The characters. The characters played everything in here. Joey was one alive character. Until he was dead. But seriously, he’s practically sparkling with energy. You can feel those through the pages. Until things started to unravel itself. Until Maggie gets her memories back.
I love the relationship Joey and Maggie had. They were happy lovers. When Joey died, I didn’t really have feeling anything for him yet since it was in the beginning. But then McBride arranged all these flashbacks so perfectly. The flashback were the right flashbacks on the right times. I cried like I cried when Augustus died in The Fault in Our Stars. I loved Joey for his character but then things got ugly and you see the Joey behind the mask. I loved him and then I didn’t anymore.
Adam was so supportive in the beginning. And then he went MIA. But I still like him. But then he gets frustrating. Really frustrating. I started to get annoyed with him. But when Joey starts to turn out a jerk. Adam’s behaviour was understandable.
Pete and Tanna was the most supportive character towards Maggie. For some reason, I can’t picture Pete without a guitar in his hand;) Shannon was there too but she wasn’t there that much. She was supposedly the bitch in this book. But all six of them had been together since like forever so I guess everyone grieved over Joey’s death in their own way.
But then, things started to unravel. Joey isn’t who Maggie thought he is. And everything seems to be tight towards Shannon and Adam. And the secrets weren’t so pretty.
One Moment was a ride of emotions. It was like a roller coaster. Seriously, if you like The Fault in Our Stars, you’ll like One Moment. Just get prepared for what it’ll give you. But I doubt you’ll get prepared for the emotional ride that will set you in a tide once you start reading ;)