I can't remember the last time I read something like this... Oh, no. That's right, I've NEVER read something like this.
At first I thought I wasn't goi...moreI can't remember the last time I read something like this... Oh, no. That's right, I've NEVER read something like this.
At first I thought I wasn't going to like It because it has kind of a slow start but holly clouds in the heavens.
The pace, for this kind of story, was perfect. Even though the story wasn't told in first person (which is my fave POV to read from) I still felt part of the story. Like I wasn't an outsider but more of a character. Fern, what a strange yet lovely character. She has definitely given me a lot to think about. Same goes for Ambrose and Rita but... The one character that might have not only moved my heart and mind but touched my soul was definitely Bailey(hope I wrote that one right) he was such an extremely awesome character. He's like the perfect Prince Charming but not... He gave me a somewhat new perspective on life in general and reinforced my faith and love for life and God. This book is great in its uniqueness not so much a uniqueness of the story but the writing. The authors writing in this book is like none I've ever read. It certainly hooked me and made me want to keep reading all the time. I've cried. Laughed so so hard and taught me a lot in such a short period of time is a wonder, really I wonder, how long did the author take to write this book
Thanks so much for writing this book! Seriously. Thanks God you wrote this.
Completely recommend it to everyone that would like to take a step out of the box and read something soulful, touching, real, and beautifully sad. You'd definitely find yourself absentmindedly making faces, just like I did. (Non edited RV)(less)
Oh wow... It's been months... literally since I read this book... I kept struggling with this review... Came up empty when I wanted to put into words wh...moreOh wow... It's been months... literally since I read this book... I kept struggling with this review... Came up empty when I wanted to put into words what I really thought about it...
I mean. It's not everyday that a book moves you when you haven't gone through the situation it describes and still... Argh...
To author Samantha Young, I swear I've tried.... I've sat on my bed countless nights trying to do your book justice but it just wouldn't come...
But now I'm determined to simply say...
I FREAKING LOVED IT!! It was amazing and loving and so very well written!
I instantly connected to the main character, Jocelyn, who wouldn't like her? She felt so real, so very centered and down to earth. I didn't have any problem believing this could be a friend of mine.
A lot of books have that problem, they write contemporary but they describe things & settings that wouldn't exist in real life, and this... This didn't do that.
Oh and please please... Braden... Can I melt now? Some would think the 'understanding' between Braden and Jocelyn is trivial and too known already... But I'm so happy to inform you you're so wrong, so very very wrong. I dare you to enjoy a day and lose yourself in this book!
The story flows perfectly... It simply does. I loved a certain sister... She's like... A BFF's seeker wet dream or something.
I don't have any complaints about the love scenes either... They had just enough steam to leave you begging for a bit more...
I'm trying desperately to come up with new ways to tell you how good this book was! How good it is!! How I really hope you'll pick it up the minute you lay eyes on it! Be it on a bookstore -lucky you if you get the physical copy on your region- or on an online site where you shop for eBooks...
Thanks for being awesome enough to share your writing with us Samantha!!!
I want Braden to talk to me in that language of his and with that accent X_X
Tahereh Mafi... Your writing is so very very excquisite so amazing so otherworldly... What, How, Where do you come from? This kind of writing just does...moreTahereh Mafi... Your writing is so very very excquisite so amazing so otherworldly... What, How, Where do you come from? This kind of writing just does not exist anymore... And yet, Juliette exists because of you and the whole world is a much more beautiful place because you share your writing with it. With all of us.