Since We Last Spoke

Since We Last Spoke

When true love is shattered by tragedy?how much would you risk to save it all? When Aggi Frank and Max Granger finally admitted their feelings for each other last December, it felt like love was beautiful and endless... until it wasn?t. A fatal car accident involving their older siblings throws their lives into sudden chaos. And with a restraining order now in place between When true love is shattered by tragedy?how much would you risk to save it all? When Aggi Frank and Max Gr...

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Title:Since We Last Spoke
Author:Brenda Rufener
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0062571087
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Since We Last Spoke Reviews

  • Jenny
    Nov 07, 2018

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

  • Tatiana
    Jan 26, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

    A book that deals with loss, grief, and how the processing of said emotions can have lasting consequences. Aggi and Max are forced to end their burgeoning love affair after the untimely deaths of their older siblings--Kate and Cal. The circumstances surrounding those deaths pits th...

    I love books that are high on angst, tension, and forbiddance. This book nails on all three and I was so excited to finally be able to read it. Aggi and Max, life-long neighbors/friends finally announce their feelings for one another to each other. On the night Aggi and Max were tog...

    I loved this story! This story was very emotional. The two main characters both lost their older siblings in a car accident. Max?s brother was killed in the accident, in which Aggi?s sister was driving. Aggi?s sister couldn?t live with the guilt of killing her boyfriend, so ...

    Aggi and Max grew up together, with their houses bordering Plum Lake, and their parents sharing a driveway, and a business. Prior to this novel?s beginning, we learn that their older siblings, Kate and Cal, fell in love much like Max and Aggi did. Until everything changes when Kate a...

    This was definitely a hard hitting book, but I felt as though the pacing was weird. Something was just off about the way people acted. I liked the secondary characters, such as Dr. Nelson and the friends, to have so much more depth. Aggi (what?s with all the creative spellings of nam...

    For the most part, this was good! There?s something about the beginning though that I didn?t care for but can?t place. It?s almost like nothing happened even though that?s obviously not the case. I loved Aggie and Max together but felt like a lot of their drama could have bee...

    In reading the book cover, one can assume that something happened between the two neighboring houses. The author allows the reader to experience loss and its impact on both families. One will also notice that everyone handles loss differently and might lash out at those closest to them...

  • Brittany
    May 07, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

  • Cassie
    Sep 15, 2018

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

    A book that deals with loss, grief, and how the processing of said emotions can have lasting consequences. Aggi and Max are forced to end their burgeoning love affair after the untimely deaths of their older siblings--Kate and Cal. The circumstances surrounding those deaths pits th...

    I love books that are high on angst, tension, and forbiddance. This book nails on all three and I was so excited to finally be able to read it. Aggi and Max, life-long neighbors/friends finally announce their feelings for one another to each other. On the night Aggi and Max were tog...

    I loved this story! This story was very emotional. The two main characters both lost their older siblings in a car accident. Max?s brother was killed in the accident, in which Aggi?s sister was driving. Aggi?s sister couldn?t live with the guilt of killing her boyfriend, so ...

    Aggi and Max grew up together, with their houses bordering Plum Lake, and their parents sharing a driveway, and a business. Prior to this novel?s beginning, we learn that their older siblings, Kate and Cal, fell in love much like Max and Aggi did. Until everything changes when Kate a...

    This was definitely a hard hitting book, but I felt as though the pacing was weird. Something was just off about the way people acted. I liked the secondary characters, such as Dr. Nelson and the friends, to have so much more depth. Aggi (what?s with all the creative spellings of nam...

    For the most part, this was good! There?s something about the beginning though that I didn?t care for but can?t place. It?s almost like nothing happened even though that?s obviously not the case. I loved Aggie and Max together but felt like a lot of their drama could have bee...

    In reading the book cover, one can assume that something happened between the two neighboring houses. The author allows the reader to experience loss and its impact on both families. One will also notice that everyone handles loss differently and might lash out at those closest to them...

    Max and Aggi have been friends forever as have their families but an accident and more causes a tiff between the families. They are ordered to stay away from each other by their fathers. Grace is Aggi's little sister who goes to live with a family friend while the mom and dad try to co...

    Man...I really felt for Max and Aggi and their families. This book is heavier than I was anticipating it to be, and I found myself relating to the emotions both Max and Aggi expressed. (view spoiler)[I hoped for more of a reconciliation between Max an Aggi than what we got (hide spoile...

  • Susannah
    Sep 02, 2018

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

  • Jasprit
    Mar 07, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

  • Kimberley
    Nov 30, 2018

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

    A book that deals with loss, grief, and how the processing of said emotions can have lasting consequences. Aggi and Max are forced to end their burgeoning love affair after the untimely deaths of their older siblings--Kate and Cal. The circumstances surrounding those deaths pits th...

  • Gabrielle
    May 05, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

    A book that deals with loss, grief, and how the processing of said emotions can have lasting consequences. Aggi and Max are forced to end their burgeoning love affair after the untimely deaths of their older siblings--Kate and Cal. The circumstances surrounding those deaths pits th...

    I love books that are high on angst, tension, and forbiddance. This book nails on all three and I was so excited to finally be able to read it. Aggi and Max, life-long neighbors/friends finally announce their feelings for one another to each other. On the night Aggi and Max were tog...

  • Neelam Babul
    Apr 17, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

  • Michelle
    Apr 15, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

    A book that deals with loss, grief, and how the processing of said emotions can have lasting consequences. Aggi and Max are forced to end their burgeoning love affair after the untimely deaths of their older siblings--Kate and Cal. The circumstances surrounding those deaths pits th...

    I love books that are high on angst, tension, and forbiddance. This book nails on all three and I was so excited to finally be able to read it. Aggi and Max, life-long neighbors/friends finally announce their feelings for one another to each other. On the night Aggi and Max were tog...

    I loved this story! This story was very emotional. The two main characters both lost their older siblings in a car accident. Max?s brother was killed in the accident, in which Aggi?s sister was driving. Aggi?s sister couldn?t live with the guilt of killing her boyfriend, so ...

    Aggi and Max grew up together, with their houses bordering Plum Lake, and their parents sharing a driveway, and a business. Prior to this novel?s beginning, we learn that their older siblings, Kate and Cal, fell in love much like Max and Aggi did. Until everything changes when Kate a...

    This was definitely a hard hitting book, but I felt as though the pacing was weird. Something was just off about the way people acted. I liked the secondary characters, such as Dr. Nelson and the friends, to have so much more depth. Aggi (what?s with all the creative spellings of nam...

    For the most part, this was good! There?s something about the beginning though that I didn?t care for but can?t place. It?s almost like nothing happened even though that?s obviously not the case. I loved Aggie and Max together but felt like a lot of their drama could have bee...

    In reading the book cover, one can assume that something happened between the two neighboring houses. The author allows the reader to experience loss and its impact on both families. One will also notice that everyone handles loss differently and might lash out at those closest to them...

    Max and Aggi have been friends forever as have their families but an accident and more causes a tiff between the families. They are ordered to stay away from each other by their fathers. Grace is Aggi's little sister who goes to live with a family friend while the mom and dad try to co...

  • C.G. Drews
    Apr 14, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

  • Caitie
    May 14, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

    A book that deals with loss, grief, and how the processing of said emotions can have lasting consequences. Aggi and Max are forced to end their burgeoning love affair after the untimely deaths of their older siblings--Kate and Cal. The circumstances surrounding those deaths pits th...

    I love books that are high on angst, tension, and forbiddance. This book nails on all three and I was so excited to finally be able to read it. Aggi and Max, life-long neighbors/friends finally announce their feelings for one another to each other. On the night Aggi and Max were tog...

    I loved this story! This story was very emotional. The two main characters both lost their older siblings in a car accident. Max?s brother was killed in the accident, in which Aggi?s sister was driving. Aggi?s sister couldn?t live with the guilt of killing her boyfriend, so ...

    Aggi and Max grew up together, with their houses bordering Plum Lake, and their parents sharing a driveway, and a business. Prior to this novel?s beginning, we learn that their older siblings, Kate and Cal, fell in love much like Max and Aggi did. Until everything changes when Kate a...

    This was definitely a hard hitting book, but I felt as though the pacing was weird. Something was just off about the way people acted. I liked the secondary characters, such as Dr. Nelson and the friends, to have so much more depth. Aggi (what?s with all the creative spellings of nam...

  • Christy
    Apr 14, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

  • Hollis
    Feb 23, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

  • Jill Jemmett
    Apr 19, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

    A book that deals with loss, grief, and how the processing of said emotions can have lasting consequences. Aggi and Max are forced to end their burgeoning love affair after the untimely deaths of their older siblings--Kate and Cal. The circumstances surrounding those deaths pits th...

    I love books that are high on angst, tension, and forbiddance. This book nails on all three and I was so excited to finally be able to read it. Aggi and Max, life-long neighbors/friends finally announce their feelings for one another to each other. On the night Aggi and Max were tog...

    I loved this story! This story was very emotional. The two main characters both lost their older siblings in a car accident. Max?s brother was killed in the accident, in which Aggi?s sister was driving. Aggi?s sister couldn?t live with the guilt of killing her boyfriend, so ...

  • Elizabeth
    Apr 03, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

    A book that deals with loss, grief, and how the processing of said emotions can have lasting consequences. Aggi and Max are forced to end their burgeoning love affair after the untimely deaths of their older siblings--Kate and Cal. The circumstances surrounding those deaths pits th...

    I love books that are high on angst, tension, and forbiddance. This book nails on all three and I was so excited to finally be able to read it. Aggi and Max, life-long neighbors/friends finally announce their feelings for one another to each other. On the night Aggi and Max were tog...

    I loved this story! This story was very emotional. The two main characters both lost their older siblings in a car accident. Max?s brother was killed in the accident, in which Aggi?s sister was driving. Aggi?s sister couldn?t live with the guilt of killing her boyfriend, so ...

    Aggi and Max grew up together, with their houses bordering Plum Lake, and their parents sharing a driveway, and a business. Prior to this novel?s beginning, we learn that their older siblings, Kate and Cal, fell in love much like Max and Aggi did. Until everything changes when Kate a...

    This was definitely a hard hitting book, but I felt as though the pacing was weird. Something was just off about the way people acted. I liked the secondary characters, such as Dr. Nelson and the friends, to have so much more depth. Aggi (what?s with all the creative spellings of nam...

    For the most part, this was good! There?s something about the beginning though that I didn?t care for but can?t place. It?s almost like nothing happened even though that?s obviously not the case. I loved Aggie and Max together but felt like a lot of their drama could have bee...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Apr 01, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

  • Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
    Apr 01, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

  • Molly Cluff
    Apr 25, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

    A book that deals with loss, grief, and how the processing of said emotions can have lasting consequences. Aggi and Max are forced to end their burgeoning love affair after the untimely deaths of their older siblings--Kate and Cal. The circumstances surrounding those deaths pits th...

    I love books that are high on angst, tension, and forbiddance. This book nails on all three and I was so excited to finally be able to read it. Aggi and Max, life-long neighbors/friends finally announce their feelings for one another to each other. On the night Aggi and Max were tog...

    I loved this story! This story was very emotional. The two main characters both lost their older siblings in a car accident. Max?s brother was killed in the accident, in which Aggi?s sister was driving. Aggi?s sister couldn?t live with the guilt of killing her boyfriend, so ...

    Aggi and Max grew up together, with their houses bordering Plum Lake, and their parents sharing a driveway, and a business. Prior to this novel?s beginning, we learn that their older siblings, Kate and Cal, fell in love much like Max and Aggi did. Until everything changes when Kate a...

    This was definitely a hard hitting book, but I felt as though the pacing was weird. Something was just off about the way people acted. I liked the secondary characters, such as Dr. Nelson and the friends, to have so much more depth. Aggi (what?s with all the creative spellings of nam...

    For the most part, this was good! There?s something about the beginning though that I didn?t care for but can?t place. It?s almost like nothing happened even though that?s obviously not the case. I loved Aggie and Max together but felt like a lot of their drama could have bee...

    In reading the book cover, one can assume that something happened between the two neighboring houses. The author allows the reader to experience loss and its impact on both families. One will also notice that everyone handles loss differently and might lash out at those closest to them...

    Max and Aggi have been friends forever as have their families but an accident and more causes a tiff between the families. They are ordered to stay away from each other by their fathers. Grace is Aggi's little sister who goes to live with a family friend while the mom and dad try to co...

    Man...I really felt for Max and Aggi and their families. This book is heavier than I was anticipating it to be, and I found myself relating to the emotions both Max and Aggi expressed. (view spoiler)[I hoped for more of a reconciliation between Max an Aggi than what we got (hide spoile...

    I enjoyed this! Parts of it didn't completely click for me--like I didn't fully understand some of the side characters (like the twins chasing them for half the book), but I just really like small-town/small-community settings, and this was that exactly. I loved that they live in a for...

  • Karlita | Tale Out Loud
    Apr 05, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

  • Erin Quinn
    Sep 09, 2018

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

    A book that deals with loss, grief, and how the processing of said emotions can have lasting consequences. Aggi and Max are forced to end their burgeoning love affair after the untimely deaths of their older siblings--Kate and Cal. The circumstances surrounding those deaths pits th...

    I love books that are high on angst, tension, and forbiddance. This book nails on all three and I was so excited to finally be able to read it. Aggi and Max, life-long neighbors/friends finally announce their feelings for one another to each other. On the night Aggi and Max were tog...

    I loved this story! This story was very emotional. The two main characters both lost their older siblings in a car accident. Max?s brother was killed in the accident, in which Aggi?s sister was driving. Aggi?s sister couldn?t live with the guilt of killing her boyfriend, so ...

    Aggi and Max grew up together, with their houses bordering Plum Lake, and their parents sharing a driveway, and a business. Prior to this novel?s beginning, we learn that their older siblings, Kate and Cal, fell in love much like Max and Aggi did. Until everything changes when Kate a...

  • Georgia
    Nov 15, 2018

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

  • Miranda Asebedo
    Nov 20, 2018

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

  • Hannah
    Mar 23, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

  • sara
    May 20, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

  • Candace Miller
    Oct 09, 2018

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

  • Travel.with.a.book
    Apr 13, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

  • Caroline
    Apr 26, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

  • Tamara
    Oct 12, 2018

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

  • Books123
    Apr 25, 2019

    This is a sad story about the bitter grief that divides two families who used to mean everything to each other. It's about unimaginable grief and loss?and how Aggi and Max are forced to never see each other again. Like not only did they lose their siblings in a horrific accident, the...

    This is the second book I've read from Brenda and she really is a fabulous and talented writer! Since We Last Spoke is a cute and fast tragedy romance which includes betrayals and grief all the journey! . The mixed emotions that Brenda brings are very interesting and the whole concep...

    I really expected SINCE WE LAST SPOKE to knock me on my ass. A story of tragedy, almost ROMEO AND JULIET-ish, in the sense of warring families, combined with loss and betrayal and grief. And while those elements are present, they didn't make me love (or even like..) the story. I didn't...

    Maybe 3.5... ...

    Since We Last Spoke was a beautifully written book, Rufener captured the essence of the loss of a loved one through death and then this having impact on relationships and shattering family friendships in the process really well. Aggi and Max both lose their siblings in tragic ways arou...

    Isn?t that what people do when tragedy hits? Search for answers, even if it means pointing fingers? The Frank and Granger families are as close as two coats of paints. At least, they used to be. Until they are not. Since the tragedy hit them like a storm, Max and Aggi?s father, wh...

    This was a hard book to read subject wise but you know that's a possibility by the blurb on the back. I kept putting the book down but then almost instantly picking it back up because I had to know what happened. I didn't cry until the end of the book at which point I started sobbing. ...

    Blog Tour + Giveaway (intl!): Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener Since We Last Spoke explores grief, family dynamics, love that needs a reboot, and small town intricacies, all while growing up. Sounds right up my alley, right? I couldn't help but think of other ...

    Aggi and Max?s story is proof of love?s power to transcend all things, even unspeakable grief and tragedy. Rufener handles topics such as love, loss, and grief with a deft and steady hand, intermingling moments of humor and warmth as two families learn to navigate the tragedy that?...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars The lives of the Franks and the Grangers had been intertwined for two generations, but they become unraveled after both families lose a child. This was a portrait of families crumbling under the pain of grief and loss. It showed how grief can be all consuming a...

    A sad and moving story about grief that divides two families who were neighbours and very close to each other. It shows how death and grief can force friends and families apart driving them to extreme measures to ensure that they are held accountable. After Aggie and Max's elder si...

    This was incredibly heavy with grief - it practically made the book itself feel heavier. I think a deep and total exploration of grief absolutely has a place in teen lit, but I wish there had been more here. This story only spanned a day or two, with most of it being in one night, and ...

    ? 3.5* ...

    This entire story happened over the course of a few days, but it just seemed to keep going on and on. Aggi's dad was extremely abusive and it was definitely extremely painful and hard to read about. Both sets of parents were being incredibility childish and needed to just handle thi...

    Such a beautiful book. Portrays grief and loss and hurt and sadness in the most stunning way. Learned so much from it. ...

    I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I...have mixed feelings about this one. My review can be read here: http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/04/sin... ...

    Since We Last Spoke gives you a peek inside the life of a teenager dealing with death and guilt and love. While emotions already run high for this age bracket, throw in fighting parents, concern for a younger sibling, not being able to see your boyfriend, and general distrust for every...

    ? "Who said anything about Max?" Max. His name is beginning to sound foreign. That's what happens when you're afraid to speak it. Like goddamn Voldemort. ? Two connected families. Two horrible tragedies that tore them apart. Aggi and Max were living a wonderful life. Best frie...

    read ARC - review to come ...

    A book that deals with loss, grief, and how the processing of said emotions can have lasting consequences. Aggi and Max are forced to end their burgeoning love affair after the untimely deaths of their older siblings--Kate and Cal. The circumstances surrounding those deaths pits th...

    I love books that are high on angst, tension, and forbiddance. This book nails on all three and I was so excited to finally be able to read it. Aggi and Max, life-long neighbors/friends finally announce their feelings for one another to each other. On the night Aggi and Max were tog...

    I loved this story! This story was very emotional. The two main characters both lost their older siblings in a car accident. Max?s brother was killed in the accident, in which Aggi?s sister was driving. Aggi?s sister couldn?t live with the guilt of killing her boyfriend, so ...

    Aggi and Max grew up together, with their houses bordering Plum Lake, and their parents sharing a driveway, and a business. Prior to this novel?s beginning, we learn that their older siblings, Kate and Cal, fell in love much like Max and Aggi did. Until everything changes when Kate a...

    This was definitely a hard hitting book, but I felt as though the pacing was weird. Something was just off about the way people acted. I liked the secondary characters, such as Dr. Nelson and the friends, to have so much more depth. Aggi (what?s with all the creative spellings of nam...

    For the most part, this was good! There?s something about the beginning though that I didn?t care for but can?t place. It?s almost like nothing happened even though that?s obviously not the case. I loved Aggie and Max together but felt like a lot of their drama could have bee...

    In reading the book cover, one can assume that something happened between the two neighboring houses. The author allows the reader to experience loss and its impact on both families. One will also notice that everyone handles loss differently and might lash out at those closest to them...

    Max and Aggi have been friends forever as have their families but an accident and more causes a tiff between the families. They are ordered to stay away from each other by their fathers. Grace is Aggi's little sister who goes to live with a family friend while the mom and dad try to co...

    Man...I really felt for Max and Aggi and their families. This book is heavier than I was anticipating it to be, and I found myself relating to the emotions both Max and Aggi expressed. (view spoiler)[I hoped for more of a reconciliation between Max an Aggi than what we got (hide spoile...

    I enjoyed this! Parts of it didn't completely click for me--like I didn't fully understand some of the side characters (like the twins chasing them for half the book), but I just really like small-town/small-community settings, and this was that exactly. I loved that they live in a for...

    DNF @ 37%. This book isn?t bad but it was very slow moving and I didn?t care enough about the characters to continue. ...