Life sucks for orphans Callum Tate and Harper Bailey.
Kicked out of their foster homes because they suffer the ‘eighteen disease’ with nothing but a hundred dollar check from the government and a pat on the back, they’re forced to rely on a system that failed them miserably.
So they sit. They sit inside Social Services, waiting for their social workers to call their names and offer them the miracle they know will never come but they sit anyway because they have nowhere else to go, no other options on their very literal and figurative empty plates.
But as they sit, they notice the other. Although captivated, they each come to the conclusion that life is complicated enough without throwing in a boiling tension that can’t ever be acted upon because they’re both too busy thinking about where their next meal will come from but when their names are called and both are placed on a year long waiting list for permanent housing, suddenly relying on each other seems like a very viable plan B.
And, oh, how lovely Plan B’s can be.
Well, except for the psycho from Harper’s past that haunts her and, oh, yeah, there’s the little issue that neither of them knows they’re in love with the other.
Needless to say, Callum & Harper’s life just got a bit more complicated.
“One day, you and I are gonna’ wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day. One day. I promise you.” – Callum Tate
Have you ever read a book that completely changes your view on life? A book that sheds a whole different light, makes you think about things maybe you would have never thought about before. Callum and Harper is that book.
This book was published about three years ago and I read it over a year ago, and it is still a book I will never forget and will continue to reread, just so it stays fresh in my mind. Fisher Amelie truly outdoes herself with this novel. She knows how to pull your heart strings and irritate your tear ducts.
Before I read this novel, and even when I read this novel, the foster care system was truly a mystery to me but was always something that peaked my curiosity. Now I am currently a volunteer at a foster shelter and so this book really speaks to me in a way it didn’t before.
Callum and Harper is an emotional roller-coaster, which yes at times may give you a slight headache because you know what the characters don’t, but the ride is completely worth it. Callum and Harper are two strong main characters and their strength is truly inspiring.
Callum and Harper is a must read for everyone! It has it all, romance, suspense, drama, the works! This book will have you laughing, crying, and falling hopelessly in love.