Review: RETURN TO SENDER by Julie Cross

Return to Sender by Julie Cross is a follow up story to Letters to Nowhere. I am told that Julie will be publishing shorter stories for this series rather than additional full length novels. That is great for readers that want more of Jackson and Karen but don’t want to wait.

rtsIn Return to Sender, we catch up with Jackson and Karen in the summer. Jackson has graduated high school and is preparing for college in the fall. Karen just won an international competition and is moving further along in her gymnastics career. Karen is making a lot of strides towards dealing with her parents death. Life continues to move on and we get to watch that happen for the characters.

I really enjoy Karen, Jackson and the other characters in the story especially after watching them grow so much in the last book. Return to Sender is quite a bit shorter than Letters to Nowhere, and if you know that going in and that there will be more books in the future, it works out okay.

I really don’t think you can read this book without reading Letters to Nowhere first, as I think you would be pretty lost and it wouldn’t make much sense to you. I recommend Return to Sender to anyone that has read Letters to Nowhere. If you haven’t read this series yet, it is time you got started! My review for Letters to Nowhere can be found here.

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About the Book:

Title: Return to Sender (Letters to Nowhere, #2)
Author: Julie Cross
Publisher: Long Walk Press
Release Date: October 21, 2013
Category: Young Adult
Source: Purchased from Barnes & Noble

Official Summary:

If only summer could last forever…

Karen and Jordan might be out in the open with their relationship, but that doesn’t make it any easier for them to face events looming in the future. Like Jordan leaving for college halfway across the country. Or Karen’s win at a big international gymnastics competition setting the bar high for her future and adding pressure like she’s never experienced before.

But when Nina Jones (aka-US Gymnastics Dictator), makes plans for Karen and teammate Stevie to train at a gymnastics camp for a month—the same camp where Jordan coaches—romantic summer interludes replace their fears of being apart. Both Jordan and Karen know that when fall comes, some very tough decisions will have to be made, but for now, it’s stolen kisses, racing hearts, and whispered words.

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