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Authors: Lisa Schroeder

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The Day Before

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The Day Before

ALSO BY LISA SCHROEDER

I Heart You, You Haunt Me

Far from You

Chasing Brooklyn

This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people,
or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are
the product of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events
or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

SIMON PULSE
An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
www.SimonandSchuster.com
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition June 2011
Copyright © 2011 by Lisa Schroeder
All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.
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The text of this book was set in Adobe Garamond.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Schroeder, Lisa.
The day before / Lisa Schroeder.—1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed.
p. cm.
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Amber, hoping to spend one perfect day alone
at the beach before her world is turned upside down, meets and feels a
strong connection to Cade, who is looking for his own escape, for a very
different reason.
ISBN 978-1-4424-1743-4
[1. Novels in verse. 2. Interpersonal relations—Fiction. 3.
Beaches—Fiction. 4. Family life—Oregon—Fiction. 5. Oregon—Fiction.]
I. Title.
PZ7.5.S37Day 2011
[Fic]—dc22
2010034567
ISBN 978-1-4424-1745-8 (eBook)

This one is for all of you
who feel the fear and do it anyway,
in writing and in life.
You inspire me!

The Day Before

Contents

Acknowledgments

A Different Kind of Day

Ready, Set, go

Practice Makes Perfect, I Hope

Good Morning

Three Years Ago

Only Good Things

There is Only One Sky

My Mom

Not Today

Sorry, Mom

How it Has to Be

Fill My Soul

Missing you, Madison

Morning Waves

Like a Painful Song

Two Years, Nine Months Ago

Treasure Hunt

Mixed Feelings

My Heroes

Beautiful Boy

Like

Something Special

Ah, to Be a Snail

Secrets

A Keen Observation

Two Years, Six Months Ago

Shocking

Never Before

Trapped

Radio for Help

What a Feeling

Hold on

Ninety-Nine Degrees

Spread the Luck

Well … We Both Watch Movies

Off-Limits

Observant

Special

My Turn

Two Years, Three Months Ago

His Turn

No Place Better

Gonna Build us Some Fun

From Nothing Comes Greatness

Waiting to Be Rescued

Surprise

Secret Revealed

The Story

One Year, Six Months Ago

No Choice

Where’d that Come From?

Lucky Me

More than Just Pictures

Spooked

Tell Me your Story

Sinking

Whatever it Takes

Yes, it’s Really Me

Our Next Destination

One Year Ago

Not all that Sweet

Through Death you Appreciate Life

Don’t Think the Worst

Relax

I Heart Ghosts

Haunted Indeed

Hold on

Sorrow in the Air

Nine Months Ago

In the Moment

That’s Better

Eight Arms and a Hundred Questions

20/20

RSVP

Look Around

Release me

Holding the Line

Please Try

Worth a Shot

Soaking Wet

Nine Months Ago

Unexpected

Three’s a Crowd

Sugar and Spies

I’m Lucky

Six Months Ago

Extraordinary

Some Friendly Insight

Me and Him

Dark Thoughts

Our Day

Six Months Ago

Caught

A Good Son

Together Again

Unnecessary

That’s More Like It

Piling it on

Hints of Truth

Six Months Ago

More Surprises

Where I Belong

Music is Such an Aphrodisiac

Take me there

One Month Ago

Me and you

The Feeling’s Mutual

So Much Goodness

A Dream Come True

Kissing

Wrap me up

Burning Bright

Don’t you Know?

Smoke and Mirrors

Let Chance Decide

I Surrender

Two Weeks Ago

Two Weeks Ago

Taking Control

Going, Going—Where?

The Reveal

His Story

Dangerous

Taking Chances

Go Away

The Truth Hurts

What if

One Week Ago

A Familiar Place

A Discovery

Alike More than Different

Imagine

An Agreement of Sorts

Sweet Dreams

Messy

Crunch Time

Three Days Ago

Stronger than I Thought

Hearts in the Sand

Here We Go

The Road Back

I Want the Happy Ending

Getting Closer

And Closer

One Day Ago

Thank you, God

That’s What it is

Is that a Promise?

Parting is Just Plain Sorrow

He’s a Good Example

Two Weeks Later

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