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The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1)

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) - Jessica Sorensen First Thought: Is Jessica Sorensen trying to kill her readers with that terrible,terrible, mind-blowing and heart-wrenching CLIFFHANGER? Second Thought: I still can't believe that's the last page, and the last paragraph, the last sentence, and then period and then there came the author's note.WOW. At first, I was really curious because a LOT of readers complained about the major cliffy going on with this book, so I finally picked it up. I gotta say that this book is so ANGSTY!I've never seen a pair of teenagers deal with so much in their own respective lives. They can give Dean Holder and Sky Davis a run for their money. But what I loved about this story is the idea ofdoing things that are beyond one's comfort zone and living life like its supposed to be. "In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one." The writing is beautiful. I'll give Jessica Sorensen kudos for that. It has an interesting start and the concept is engaging. Abuse is a common issue tackled on most New Adult novels and sometimes, it can getpretty tiring to deal with it, let alone read about it one story to another. However, I enjoyed reading about Callie and Kayden's story, told in dual POVs with flashbacks. "..that night you saved me, you changed something in me- you made me want to live." The characters are not hard to love. Kayden , despite being broken physically and emotionally, he acted like a guy with those kind of pain is supposed to. He gritted his teeth, tried to fight back and gave himself a chance. Callie is a little bit on the whiny side and I can't help but feel a bit irritated to her since she clearly wants somethingor someone but she lacked the nerves to do it even if her body is giving the signal to go farther. But I really tried tounderstand her, I suppose her winning light was when she finally trusted Kayden. Seth is the feisty bestfriend. He had issues but he is not super whiny about it. I even like Luke sincehe despises Kayden's ex, Daisy. The book is quite long, full of issues and there are no major character development YET, but the main characters grew out balls and I'm relieved to know that there might be improvement on their lives on the second book. The idea of "the List" is cute and I want to do one for myself. The ending is such a heartbreak and now I understand why readers want to dive into the next book.