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Someday The Waves J. E. Warren

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Life in Hopecliff Beach is pretty lame. At least Scarlett Ryan thinks so.

Finding herself caught in a never-ending cycle of hot, humid days and cold, lonely nights, with an older sister who can hardly stand her and no job, or friends, isn't much fun.

Scarlett's feelings of isolation deepen until fate comes crashing in and sweeps her up to the feet of Noah, a local boy with rosy cheeks and scruffy hair.

The summer months fly by and an unlikely bond of friendship is formed, but not all good things can last.

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  • About 244 pages
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Swoon Index Ranking

  • Heat

    8

  • Tears

    4

  • Laughs

    7

  • Thrills

    5

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34 comments on "Someday The Waves"

Gg908 on Aug. 8, 2017, 6:43 a.m. said:

Gg908


😀😀😀😀

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Acd310 on Aug. 1, 2017, 7:52 p.m. said:

Acd310


I love how the relationship is strengthened by little things instead of grand gestures. I am still curious to see how things end with them further down the line, but I think that the ending was pretty realistic. There could be more character development about Noah, specifically his background.

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Acd310 on Aug. 2, 2017, 12:03 a.m. said:

Acd310


Also, I am curious as to how Noah got the scar on his face. Was that shared in the Wattpad/original version? I have only read this version.

Also, what are some big changes between this edition and the Wattpad version?

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C.J Albert on June 21, 2017, 7:20 a.m. said:

C.J Albert


Oh, how I loved reading this! I just feel all mushy inside now for all the cuteness that is Noah and Scarlett! I absolutely loved them and their relationship. I also loved all the other characters and their relationships to Noah and Scarlett. I especially liked how Scarlett and Poppy's relationship became better throughout the book as they finally began to understand each other. A great read. It's definitely something I'd read again.

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J. E. Warren on July 12, 2017, 4:23 a.m. said:

J. E. Warren


Hi C.J! Thank you so much for reading and for your wonderful feedback. So happy to hear you enjoyed reading and the characters (Scarlett, Noah, and even Poppy!) It's great that you liked how Scarlett and her sister's relationship get's better as that is a part I really hoped would come through in the writing/towards the end of the story.

Thank you again for reading! :)

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Madison Nelson on June 13, 2017, 9:27 p.m. said:

Madison Nelson


Here are my thoughts on your fabulous book!

-I saw a lot of grammar errors, but they are very fixable with a comma here and there.
-I love how it makes the reader really feel the pain that Scarlet is going through. (Scarlett/Scarlet? Sorry! My computer corrects to Scarlet.)
-I don't think the dates before every chapter are necessary UNLESS it is a diary/journal entry of Scarlet.
-I like how carefully described Poppy is. You did a good job on that! It is really hard to write about a person in that kind of mind view.
-I love how descriptive Scarlet's memory is about her internship! Nice work!! *applauding*
-I love how the nicknames for the sisters has a past.

All in all, I only have read a couple of chapters. I am definitely going to finish this book and will then tell you how I feel about it, so keep a lookout for me:) I love the starter for this book, and that is hard for a bunch of authors. I could really see your book getting published. If you want to go down the publishing road, I would really suggest doing a class on editing and grammar because I saw a lot of mistakes. Nothing story wise, just grammar that everyone has trouble with. I can't wait to read about the boy with your writing!! :)

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J. E. Warren on July 12, 2017, 4:27 a.m. said:

J. E. Warren


Hi Madison! (So sorry for late reply) but thank you so much for reading and for all your great and insightful feedback. It really is so valuable to have and I appreciate you taking the time.

I would definitely agree with you on the grammar errors. It's something I'm working on and would hope to rectify on a new edit. (I am also prone to adding in commas where they don't need to be and leaving them out completely when they should... haha).

Really happy to hear that you enjoyed the first couple of chapters and the characters and will definitely be taking your comments into consideration during my next round of editing.

Super chuffed that you could see STW being published - that is the ultimate dream :-)

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Lucero Pena on Feb. 13, 2017, 2:51 p.m. said:

Lucero Pena


Only a few chapters in. So far, the writing is really strong, and easy to read. Sometimes, at the start of a book, it's hard to connect with the protagonist, but that is not the case here. As soon as the story begins, you're drawn to the characters, and their stories, because of how authentic they feel. The struggle to rise above the consequences of a bad choice, is something everyone has probably dealt with at some point in their life, so it's easy to empathize with her. My only criticism is that at times, because of how introspective the first few chapters are, it feels a little slow. So maybe adding a little more dialogue, or exercising the 'showing not telling' method, in portraying that her friends have moved on without her, might help.

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J. E. Warren on Feb. 14, 2017, 11:38 a.m. said:

J. E. Warren


Thank you so much for your feedback and for taking the time to read the first few chapters. I'm really happy to hear you're enjoying it and the writing :)

I would agree with you on the first chapters being quite introspective and that there is a lot of 'telling' regarding her past etc. When I get the chance for a revision it's something I would like to delve into more :)

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Karah Rachelle on Jan. 31, 2017, 6:29 p.m. said:

Karah Rachelle


I just love your narrative voice. Gorgeous writing.

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