To hold on…
To let go..
Which road will you take?
For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows--her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi,...more
This book was melodramatic and agonizing. Too many adjectives, too many similes, too many phrases like "the egg yolk of a sun." It's the sun. Just say the sun. I swear, the book would be half the length if you cut out all the adjectives. The grandmother is described as moving through the garden "with the bearing of an ice pick." ??? What is that supposed to mean?
There was a lot of telling instead of showing, and...more
MÜKEMMELDİ. BÜYÜLEYİCİYDİ. HARİKAYDI. NEFESİMİ KESTİ. Hannah herzaman ki gibi salya sümük ağlattı... Ağlattı... Ağlattı. Başından sonuna kadar, kitap bittiğinde bile.
İçinde öyle bir yere dokunuyor ki, Hannah. Nefes alamıyor, düşünemiyorsun. Ya bu kadın nasıl böyle yazabiliyor ? Bu kadar iyi bir yazar olamaz, hiç kimse. Öyle içten, sıcacık, doğru !
Gece yolu, insanın ruhu affetme konusunda, beklemek, geçmişte tutmak, unutmak konusunda çok başarılı bir kitap.
Kimi zaman da...more
Not many books over the years have had me shed a tear but I can honestly say this one did many times throughout as it was a very heart-wrenching, thought provoking, emotional stor...more
The opening pages, engaging as they were, sent out a huge warning...danger, danger...imminent tragedy, more than you can imagine, awaits. I read on and became immersed in a world I have lived in professionally and loved, working with adolescents as a teacher, school psychologist and principal. I...more
This book read much like a Young Adult novel, – something I tend not to read – and yet the characterization drew me in so much that I had to know more....and I connected so much with Jude in the beginning of the novel – (view spoiler)[ as she changes, as she becomes disconnected, I disconnected – and in this way I felt very much a part of the story – on the inside....and at that moment when Jude rediscovered herself, a tsunami of emotion hit me – I didn’t think I could keep reading, and yet...more
I've known about it for a while, always planned to read it, but never got round to it. Then, I found that the kindle version was on sale, so I though I'd give it a go.
The basic premise is that there are three friends: Lexi, Zach and Mia, who are enjoying their final summer before college. Zach and Mia are twins, Zach is popular and outgoing, whilst Mia is shy and an introvert, until she meets Lexi, a troubled girl seeking...more
This is a story of three young people that have formed a bond between them. One has come from a broken home and heroin mother that did not care about her. She has been in and out of foster homes till a great-Aunt takes her in and gives her a home. The other two are twin sister and brother. One is po...more
Speechless. This book has made me speechless. I'm repeating myself because that's who exactly I feel this book has pulled my heartstrings. I love Zach, Lexi and Grace. (Obviously) At first I definitely have mixed feelings about Jude, like she was the mother who revolved her life around her kids, wanted the best for her children (which all parents want) but than I hated her for charging charges against Lexi, I hated how everyone thought of the...more
It begins on the first day of a new High School for Lexi Baill. On that fateful day, she catches the eye of Zach Farraday, the future prom king, and befriends his opposite in social stat...more
If you like that kind of mother melodrama, "God please I pray this never happens to me" kind of thing, this is the book for you. If you're a seriously over-protective mother or live vicariously through your kid's experiences, especially having your well-being attached to thei...more
My only complaint has to be with Mia. Throughout the entire novel everyone treated her like some fragile, emotionally unstable girl. Really? Besides some awkward pre-teen years the girl was pretty, rich and unfailingly s...more
Fiquei completamente fascinada por este magnífico livro, que trata dos temas mais difíceis que já tive a oportunidade de ler! É impressionante como nos conseguimos colocar na "pele" das personagens através das palavras desta autora, que revela uma escrita verdadeiramente bonita e tocante...
Adorei conhecer a Lexi, uma menina humilde, mas com uma força interior tão grande que me surpreendia constantemente com as suas atitudes. A pessoa em que ela se tornou depo...more
For a mother, life comes down to a series of choices.
To hold on...
To let go..
Which road will you take?
For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach—are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly b...more
Not only is the writing bland and full of cliches, there is not one interesting character or plot situation in the entire book. Every character is a stereotype: beautiful bored housewife obsessively focused on her kids; handsome, successful doctor husband; beautiful, smart teenagers with insecurities (oh no, no one...more
My problem with her is that most of her books I've read have the same protagonist- a bored, rich housewife who dotes on her kids. The other problem I have is that her characters are flat and completely lacking in dimensional reality. They are like outlines that never get filled in.
If she'd get out of her...more
I love Hannah's ability to write from different POV, including even a five year old's, so deftly. I cried the first fifty page...more
Main characters I would say were Lexi and Jude. Lexi...more
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|Stunning.||4||28||May 24, 2013 06:54PM|