June 22, 2012

One Moment by Kristina McBride

Title: One Moment
Author: Kristina McBride
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release date: June 26th 2012

Rating: 4 / 5

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This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?

As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?
The story begins with Maggie, her boyfriend Joey and their best friends of a lifetime, Adam, Pete, Shannon and Tanna, having fun and hanging out in the canyon, when Shannon challenges Maggie to jump from the cliff, Maggie accepts it and with the help of her boyfriend Joey, she climbs the cliff and prepare for the jump and the next thing she knows, she is curled up on the cliff and Adam is asking her questions and Joey is not with her, he´s dead and she can´t remember what happened.

Joey´s death puts her world upside down, because Maggie was deeply in love of her boyfriend of almost two years and the worst is that she can not remember what happened when they were alone, just before his death.

Maggie is a 17 year-old girl who suffers a terrible loss, and the worst is that she can´t remember what happened, but gradually her memories start to return but not everything. Also during this time she finds out that Joey was keeping secrets from her and she tries to find out about them but in the end she will no longer be the same. I must say that Maggie's suffering had me with a knot in the stomach and about to cry at various times. The book is told from the point of view of Maggie, and has many flashbacks of Joey and Maggie.

I will comment briefly about the group, Joey, Adam, Pete, Maggie, Tanna and Shannon have been friends since kindergarten and they´re always together everywhere, the´re very close and the´re like brothers and sisters with the exception of Joey and Maggie. Joey is crazy of the group, always risking and doing crazy stunts, Adam is the reliable friend, they can always trust and count on him and Pete is the musician of the group. Maggie is a good friend and loves each one of her friends, Tanna is also very good friend and someone everyone can count on and Shannon is also the wild, making sarcastic comments and annoying her friends.

One Moment is a very moving contemporary novel, heartbreaking, with much suspense and many secrets. I recommend this book for those who like emotive contemp books, I personally like books that make me teary and this is one of them.


  1. Great review! I'm definitely looking forward to this book!

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  2. This book sounds like a keeper. This is a new book/author I added it to my book wish list. I like books that make me cry too :)


  3. Awesome! thanks for the review.. I want to check it out :)

  4. Great review :) I loved this book. YA contemporary fans should totally read it.

  5. Great review. I really want to read this book. I love this kind of story. Must have a copy of this.

    Thank u for the review.

  6. Thanks for your review :)
    This book sounds really good. I enjoy emotional reads too but I have to be in the mood.

    What happens to Maggie is tragic. I don't know which is worse -- not remembering anything or just bits and pieces. I would think the latter.