This is a novel set primarily in Madison, Wisconsin. 23 year old Carrie Bell is engaged to marry her high school sweetheart Mike. She is, to her horror, beginning to find this life suffocating and is considering leaving it, when Mike gets into a diving accident and is paralyzed. What follows is a compelling and moving novel. She tries desperately to be there for Mike, but she then goes to New York to stay with some friends. She eventually returns to Madison and… Well, I won’t say how it ends. It was a good book, though not exactly my favorite genre. 3 1/2 stars.

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