Return to Paradise

Paperback | September 8, 2010

bySimone Elkeles

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Flux's First New York Times Bestseller!

From the New York Times Bestselling Author of RULES OF ATTRACTION Comes the Sequel to LEAVING PARADISE

Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything.

Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She's determined to make a new life for herself.

But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip. They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface. Caleb must face the truth about the night of Maggie's accident, or the secret that destroyed their relationship will forever stand between them. 

Praise for Leaving Paradise:

"Elkeles writes convincingly about family tensions, retreating from painful reality, and teens outgrowing their old skins."-School Library Journal

"Elkeles creates raw emotions, dialogue, and high-school ambience that's just right. [A] delicate, delicious love story."-Booklist

 

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Available Now! Flux's First New York Times Bestseller! From the New York Times Bestselling Author of RULES OF ATTRACTION Comes the Sequel to LEAVING PARADISE Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything. Maggie Armstrong trie...

Simone Elkeles is the author of Leaving Paradise and four other Flux novels, including How to Ruin Your Summer Vacation and How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Repuation. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Rules of Attraction (Walker). A popular speaker at libraries around the country, when the author is not writing she ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:September 8, 2010Publisher:Llewellyn WorldwideLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0738718688

ISBN - 13:9780738718682

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply great "Maggie?" "Yeah?" "Thanks." "For what?" "For making me feel alive again." Return To Paradise completely broke my heart and cracked me open then sewed me back together again. It's simple and has a sort of elegance to it that is amazing and it's sweet and cute, but it's also hot and thrilling and intense. I love it. It's the sequel to Leaving Paradise. In Return to Paradise, Maggie and Caleb are reunited at a summer program where they are faced with their past and their old feelings for each other, that never actually went away... they try to learn to trust, to live and to live again. Both characters have totally grown, and although Caleb's behavior is confusing sometimes and even though his crazy actions are justified (at least to him they are) the transition where he begins to accept himself and his life is a bit quick. Also there are some sappy parts, which i personally dont like, but they really don't make a difference in the end, anyway, because it's still so sweet and heartwarming and tragic and powerful. I don't have anything else to say. Return to Paradise is simply emotional and the story is moving, everything about it is incredible.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Sexy Sequel Wow. I swear I usually hate sequels. There are few where the sequel is actually as great as the first and this book was one of them. Throughout the book I was constantly like, WOAH! It was so amazing! I finished it in a day; it was that good. I read so fast I thought my eyeballs were going to catch on fire since I was barely blinking. Anyways, Return to Paradise really brings out the depth of Maggie and Caleb's relationship. I love how it's given from both points of view and how it feels like you're feeling exactly what they're feeling too. This book is a continuation of their relationship but a few months later but honestly, when the book starts, it doesn't seem all that different from when they rejected each other in the first book. It seems like everything that went on between them didn't happen and they were back to barely talking. Or something like that. The two main characters in this book share a bond that I think, anyone in their right mind would be envious of. I swoon at how they feel for each other, even if they're in denial half the time. I adore this messed up love story and I wish that it hadn't ended but of course, everything ends and I was content with the ending also so everything's good. I would recommend this to all girls (and some guys too) but if you haven't read the first book then read that one first. You'll fall in love, I know it!
Date published: 2012-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4.5 stars WOW, The Sequel This is the sequel to Leaving Paradise and I loved it, it was even better than the first and Simone Elkeles is a great writer. I'm not going to say anything else except pick up these books cause there great and if you haven't heard of Simone Elkeles look her up, she's AMAZING. :0)
Date published: 2010-09-15

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