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  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Feb. 1 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1682810704
  • ISBN-13: 978-1682810705
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #495,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Secret to Letting Go" is a wonderfully written book that captured my interest right from the beginning. The author, Katherine Fleet, does a fabulous job creating characters that you truly care about. I love that she tells their story from alternating points of view. This page turner is a sweet and beautiful story about love. Not just the romantic kind, but love in all forms. In one summer the characters deal with grief, secrets, regret and second chances. They learn to face their painful memories and forgive. I love a good book that I cannot put down. It not only brought tears to my eyes but true joy as well. I highly recommend this lovely book to anyone. I can't wait to read what Katherine Fleet publishes next!!
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The Secret to Letting Go was an unexpected delight. I hoped it would be enjoyable, and while the story ended up being more emotional than I anticipated, it was really good.

One thing The Secret to Letting Go really excels at is capturing that YA feeling. Daniel and Clover both have traumatic events in their past, and I think to a degree, those backgrounds set this apart from a story that could have been lifted from your local high school. But the emotional extremes, the uncertainty, a lot of the thought process behind their decision-making all felt very appropriate for the age group. There's a sense of all or nothing, path of least resistance, but awareness of the value in the path less taken, that I thought resonated really strongly for characters in their late teens.

The story is narrated by both Daniel and Clover, who each deliver multiple chapters in turn instead of the more common every-other-chapter. I really liked this approach as it let me settle more into the story from their perspective. I felt like I got to really spend time with the characters, even though every-other-chapter results in the same amount of time in their heads.

This story is also really emotional. I finished it while I was drinking tea at a coffee shop, and I had to wipe away tears. Tears! I really liked the growth of both characters. They both have personal journeys to go on, and do so in ways that I read as authentic.

I wouldn't call this a YA romance - it's more a like relationship novel, which I *loved.* This is more about how can we work as a couple than about the will we, won't we that normally features in romance novels. If you're hoping for a lot of romantic moments, this book probably won't be satisfying.
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Excellent story. Many surprises, interesting right to the very end! Recommended read.
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Great Read! My daughter loved it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The anticipation was a very good form of torture June 7 2016
By Lisa - Published on
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3.5 stars!

The Secret to Letting Go is the story of Clover, a lost and suffering teenager, who finds herself in the company of Daniel Hudson, a local with his own demons to fight. It is immediately obvious to the reader that Clove is hiding something. It’s also quite apparent that she’s very different from others her age. She’s very out-of-the-loop when it comes to real life. She has been extremely sheltered and lived a life very different from others. I really appreciated the mystery elements to this story. The way we have to read on while the details slowly unravel to finally reveal what has affected Clover so deeply. The anticipation was a very good form of torture.

I also really liked Daniel, though I didn’t connect with him quite as much as I’d have liked. He was also suffering quite a bit after the loss of his exgirlfriend, which he, sadly, blamed himself for. All too often people blame themselves for things they had no control over. I could have done this. I wish I had done that. I think we’ve all been there a time or two. But David’s suffering caused him to hold back when it came to his emotions. He became closed off a bit and unwilling to get to know people on a deeper level.

“Like the woods back in Virginia, his eyes changed color with his mood—greener when he laughed and darker, like now, when he was angry or worried. They were kind, serious, intelligent eyes that crinkled in the corners when he smiled.”

The connection between Clover and Daniel was so sweet. As friends, both walking on thin ice, they were so hesitant to give their all to this friendship. These two went through so much, and together they were able to learn how to handle the life they were given, despite the troubles they suffered from the past.

“He was so close his breath touched my cheek. Staring into his eyes, I could almost forget about the nightmare.”

The Secret to Letting Go has a strong emphasis on friendship, family and forgiveness. The way these families came together, despite their pasts, was very sweet and made my heart happy. I also loved the amount of support and encouragement these families gave to each other. I especially appreciated Daniel’s mother, the way Daniel spoke to her, and the mother/son connection these two had. Clover’s family from her childhood wasn’t the best, though her mother appeared to always put her first and want only the very best for her daughter.

“…even if you buried yourself in guilt, you can’t go back and change what happened.”

I don’t want to go into any major details of this story, as I think it’s better left on the mysterious side. This is one you’ll want to experience for yourself. With that being said, I’m such a huge fan of contemporary books and I’m always looking for new authors in the genre. Having the bit of suspense/mystery involved in this story added such a nice touch. This is the perfect book to curl up with on a rainy day and get completely lost among its pages. Katherine Fleet is an author to keep our eye on, that’s for sure. I’m eager to see what she comes out with next.

(<i>Thanks to Entangled Teen for the review copy!</i>)
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4.0 out of 5 stars This story has a good lesson for anyone that has been through loss as ... Feb. 1 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
This story has a good lesson for anyone that has been through loss as a young adult. I enjoyed reading this one! There was a little bit of a lull in the middle for me, but once it picked back up I couldn't put it down until I was finished with it.

Clover is a very shy young lady that we first meet when she happens into the store where Daniel is working. This is Daniel's father's store that is mainly for sporting goods. When Daniel sees Clover trying to figure out how to putt on the putting green they have in the store to try out new putter's, he approaches her to see if he can help her. Daniel had no idea that he was talking to a young lady that had been in hiding for so long. Clover is very strange to Daniel and he offers to give her a heater that they have at his house since Clover doesn't have enough money to purchase one from the store. When Clover and Daniel agree to meet the following day, Daniel lets Clover go on her way but continues to wonder what is so different about her.

When Clover and Daniel meet again, a situation arises that I think makes the two of them become closer than they ever thought imaginable by one thing. This review is hard for me to write because there is so much that goes on in this story that I don't want to give any of it away. This story is so with the read though!! We discover things about Clover that no one should have to go through, especially not a young lady. When Clover finally begins to trust Daniel and tell him her secrets, the whole town is effected by those secrets. This is a game changer for more than just Clover. I love how Katherine Fleet kept you wondering how it was all going to connect together. In the end, it all makes sense and how she set it all up was brilliant. Lots of time put into this story to make it flow as well as it did.

This is a great read. I am so glad that I stuck it out with it and finished this one. I fell in love with Clover and Daniel and I am so happy with how everything turned out for the both of them. Thanks for a great read and I can't wait to see what is next in store for us from Katherine Fleet!

I was given a copy of this book for an honest opinion, but that did not effect my review!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Secret to Letting Go Feb. 1 2016
By Carrie G. - Published on
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Working in his father’s sporting goods store Daniel Hudson never expected to come across a customer quite like Clover Scott. Clover has a hair cut that looks like she’s been attacked by a pair of scissors, clothes that don’t quite fit right and sometimes says the strangest things but Daniel is immediately drawn to her. After coming to Clover’s rescue twice Daniel finds himself wanting to help this girl that so obviously needs someone to do so.

The Secret of Letting Go is truly a touching tale of two teenagers that each have had tough times in their past to deal with that somehow end up in each other’s lives. The story changes POV a few times between the two to get to know each side a bit better.

I don’t even really know what to say about Clover, her life growing up was the things nightmares are made of. She is naive to the world because she’s never experienced anything that a normal teenager would. She is obviously a lot stronger than most would give her credit for though since she had made her way down to Florida and had been taking care of herself for a while. A character that will make every day problems seem a lot less significant in the scheme of things.

Daniel was a kind, caring and compassionate soul that was made that way because of his past. A few years before his girlfriend had passed away which made him grow up in ways that he wouldn’t have otherwise. Even though he has had a much easier life than Clover he still feels things a bit deeper than normal teenagers due to his past.

There are also quite a few of other great characters involved, a small town feel to the story when people open up their homes and lives to welcome Clover in and help her when she needs it. With a bit of suspense involved with the touching tale it made for a real page turning read that should touch your heart. Would definitely recommend.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn How Feb. 1 2016
By Denise Van plew - Published on
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I do not read alot but I am finding out that maybe I should read more of the YA or Teen ones because of the fullness of the storylines within. Some adult ones can be a bit predictable but not with these. I also at time found myself so caught up with the characters I would forget that they were so young because tragedy and the like does not have a market that only picks on a group or certain age. First you come upon Daniel who works in his father's store but in walks a unfamiliar girl who intrigues him right away. But by the time he is finished and they are to meet the next day he thinks maybe he should pay attention to the warning going off inside him . Then he watches her on her path outside but more questions seem to come up. You too are also now intrigued but she has also done the start of something he had not been able to do in two years. She will then just sweep you away from there with Daniel and Clover as bits of her secrets come out. You will find yourself really liking his grandmother and his sister also. After the hurricane they get caught in waiting after to be rescued you will be treated to some even more drop open your mouth reading. Both of them have the biggest burdens but there will be others that will need to learn the lesson also of letting go which all started to open the doors for it thanks to Clover. I also want her to so badly have something she so wants returned from Daniel that pins and needles only describes a bit what you are subject to thanks to Daniel. All in all this is one tremendous read that enraptured me from start to finish.
5.0 out of 5 stars Left me with a heavy heart but content... Feb. 5 2016
By Amber Goleb - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I can't seem to wrap my head around the awesomeness that is this story. Well, it's not just the story, but it's also how well this story is told. I have picked up books in the past thinking they were going to be profound and moving based on the synopsis and reviews. I was a little scared going into this one because of that.

I am going to talk a little bit about the story... I know, I don't usually do that in my reviews, but I need to tell you a little about it in order for you to understand just how profound this book is.

This is a story that has a backstory you would not have imagined. This lost girl. This scared girl. This girl without a home. She ends up in a small town, looking for her grandparents. She is strange but has a gravitational pull that people seem to become enthralled with her. She is clearly running from something, but what, we don't know.

Then we have a boy. A boy who is on a strong path to success. He gets caught up in this mysterious girl. But he is running away from his own demons. He tries really hard to not care about this lost, strange, broken girl.

The events in this book flow and keep you on your toes. I got so caught up in this book that I couldn't think of anything else. I wanted to know everything right away. I wanted the puzzle to be solved and have a happy ending. Yes, I wanted a happy ending. I know, crazy. I usually am not a happy ending type of woman. But this book screams, give me something to be happy over. It's so heavy and emotional. It's raw and will weigh down your heart.

Katherine tells this story so fluidly. Her writing surpassed what I wanted for this story. I have to wonder if some of this story is personal for her because of how well she told it. If it's not, she is even more of a word genius that I thought.

To put it simply. This book will be a book that will stay with you for quite some time. It's not light-hearted. It's not funny. It's not uplifting. It's deep and raw. It will have you an emotional mess from start to finish. It's definitely in my favorites for 2016!