Bright Before Sunrise

Bright Before Sunrise 1

by Tiffany Schmidt

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 22/04/2015

3/5 Rating 1 Reviews

Jonah and Brighton are about to have the most awkwardly awful night of their lives. For Jonah, every aspect of his new life reminds him of what he has had to give up. All he wants is to be left alone. Brighton is popular, pretty, and always there to help anyone . . . but has no idea of what she wants for herself. Her seemingly perfect life is marred only by Jonah, the one person who won't give her the time of day, but also makes her feel, well, something. So when they are repeatedly thrown together over the course of one night, anything can--and does--happen. Told in alternating chapters, this poignant, beautiful novel's energy and tension, amidst the humor and romance, builds to a new beginning of self-acceptance and hope.

Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's / Teenage)
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Tiffany Schmidt

Tiffany Schmidt is a former teacher who lives and writes in Doylestown, PA.

She is also the author of several young adult thrillers and dramas for Bloomsbury.

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Average Rating

3 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Cute But Unbelievable

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    This was all kind of cute…but totally unbelievable. The writing was excellent, the premise was cute, the characters were adorable….but the plot?! The story takes place over a 24-hour period, which isn’t a lot of time to break up with a girlfriend, grieve a lost parent, make few friends, change your viewpoint on life, and, OF COURSE, fall in love.

    It’s dual narrated by Brighton and Jonah. Brighton is the sickeningly nice rich kid. Jonah is the bitter, poorer kid whose mother forced him to move in his senior year of high school and he hates everyone etc. etc. Obviously they hate each other. Obviously I shipped it.

    A lot of disbelief had to be suspended. Because mostly the entire plot hinged on this unlikely chain of events that threw Brighton and Jonah CONTINUALLY in each other’s presence.

    So it was cute and entertaining but…unbelievable. It reminded me of Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley.