The Sidewalk’s Regrets by Kate Larkindale|A story with younger characters but older situations

Published February 1st 2019 by Evernight Teen

Seventeen-year-old Sacha McLeod isn’t looking for someone to rock her world. But when she hears the boy in the music store play the guitar, the music thrills her and she falls hard for Dylan and his sound. 

Sacha finds herself spending less time with her violin and more time with this guy. Her plans for her violin-virtuoso future—and her self-confidence—are shattered when she screws up the audition for a summer music program. Failure isn’t something she’s had to face before, so when Dylan asks her to spend her vacation with him in the city, she lies to her parents, pretends she won a place in the summer school, and secretly moves in with Dylan. 

She’s expecting romance, music, and passion, but when she finds herself playing second fiddle to Dylan’s newly acquired drug habit, she realizes despite what the songs say, sometimes love isn’t all you need.

My thoughts & ramblings

I had to really gather my thoughts before trying to review this one. So much happens in this book and although it only consists of 263 pages, it felt like so much more!

I was not a fan of Sacha and I am not sure why her and Dylan hit it off to begin with? She just seems very immature to me and Dylan just seemed way more mature. I do feel that she redeemed herself at the end and I admired the tough decisions that she had made.

I adored Dylan but while I felt that Sacha was too immature, I also felt that he was not good for her. They didn’t share the same goals. She was set for college while he just wanted to play in a band. Yes, they had music in common but it just seemed to end there.

While I was not a big fan of them together, I was still entertained while reading to just see all that they go through as a couple. Which is way too much for their young age but I did enjoy the story all the same.

If you enjoy the “opposites attract” vibe, then this would be a great book for you! I did enjoy it even though it was way intense for a younger audience but great for a bit older crowd.

Thanks to the author for this copy in exchange of an honest review.

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