The Way It Was Before

The Way It Was Before

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kei | hiatus By raindrops_ Completed

**FEATURED TEEN FIC - May 2017**
  
Fifteen-year-old Autumn Lyne has always been locked in her own little world. She doesn't expect anything out of the ordinary in the fall of her sophomore year. But when she meets the mysterious seventeen-year-old Michael Summer, her world shifts, and she finds herself connecting deeply with someone for the first time. This unexpected bond changes her life and makes her learn the painful truth that nothing remains the same and that growing up is inevitable.    
          
"The Way It Was Before" is a bittersweet coming-of-age story about the fragility of human connections, the swiftness of time, the value of memories, the joy and pain of first love, and, most of all, hope.


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        "This book made me go through so many emotions, and I actually felt it all. I have never cried so much for a book..." - dirty_girlz 
        
        "It hurts so much I get physical pains in my chest and this is proof that this book is more than just a book it is a work of art one that has the ability to rip out a part of my heart and it hasn't given back..." - ArtemisCL2004 
        
        "Despite how this story's plot was almost light, the character's that completes it makes it deep in a sense that you could see the real human-ness between their relationships..." - -oddities
        
        "This story didn't need a lot of kissing scenes or hot makeout sessions to make it feel like a romance book and that's what made it brilliant and awesome and fantastic. It made the saying how "love shouldn't make you feel like you're in a party but it should make you feel like home" really true and I think that's beautiful." - felicituous 
        
        "...it gives me hope that someday it will all make sense." - addictiveheartaches
          
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tsundere_is tsundere_is Mar 27
I've postponed from reading this because I'm scared if I will be moping and crying for the whole week
I love the writing style so far. It’s been a long time since I’ve read on Wattpad. It’s really hard to find good ones nowadays, and this is one of the best I’ve read so far.
23032002I 23032002I Apr 18
I have Not fallen in love but liked someone very deeply for a long time.
My classmate bought this book and I got interested right away!💖 Then i just followed you now. The story: Chasing Cinderella is yours too right? @Raindrops_ I'm shookt. Why did i just met you now?
BiyahCookie BiyahCookie May 09
My classmates and my family find me weird 😜 but in a good way tho
I keep forgetting straight people exist. I know it’s bad but I do