“He's the one. And some thoughts once thought are very hard to unthink.”
REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK : I love and don't love this book at the
“He's the one. And some thoughts once thought are very hard to unthink.”
REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK : I love and don't love this book at the same time. But of course, my love for the book outweighs the negatives I found about the book.
THE STORY TELLING WAS GOOD
I liked the alternating POVs and timeline. I thought it was a good move when telling a story like this. The author used forshadowing, but not really. She kept the "why and what" hidden so well behind the alternating views of Noah and Jude in their timelines. This book was both told in the younger Noah's POV and the older Jude (about 16 y/o I think) POV.
The thing about this book is that you come out of it happy. You are happy that all of the characters had their conflicts resolved, but also sad that they had to go through all the bad things that happened just because they don't want to share what they know. Secrets destroys relationships.
I was so ashamed-the kind that feels like suffocating-and the longer I waited, the more the shame grew and more impossible it got to admit what I'd done. Guilt grew too, like a disease, like every disease.
And in this case, the secrets that each of the main characters in this book keeps broke the close bond that their family had. Should there have been no secrets, all of wasted years they had spent silently wishing nothing has changed could have been avoided.
THE CHARACTERS WERE INDIVIDUALS
I loved how the characters had their own individual characteristics. They were not at all cliched or generic. And I'm not even talking about just Jude and Noah. I really mean everyone in this book is an individual. Everyone in this book are distinguishable from the other characters.
Noah: I loved this guy. He was sort of the awkward twin back when he was 13. He loves drawing. He even draws stuff related to the events that is happening around him in his head.... It was so cool. But then something happened and it made him change.
Jude: I didn't really like her too much in the beginning on Noah's POV. But when she got her POV when she was 16 I believe... I understood her a bit better and why she suddenly became this superstitous girl who talks to her dead grandmother.
I won't enumerate everyone, but like I said.. All the characters in this book had their own backstory. You get to know them and fall in love with them. I guess that's one of the reasons I really fell in love with this book. The development of the characters and how they became who they became and also how their lives are interrelated. I do have to say I saw some of it coming, but I did like how the author made sure all their lives are interwoven together.
LONG PARAGRAPHS, SENTENCES AND CHAPTERS
Probably its because of the stream of consciousness type of writing, but the sentences are too long sometimes, it gets ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, this book had a good story. I like the authors writing, but sometimes, she does a bit too much with the words.
Sometimes you'll feel the characters just rambling on about something unimportant that makes the chapters and sentences much longer than it should be. But like I said, I guess it's just her writing style. She wanted everything the main character was thinking out there for us to read, even when it is unimportant.
I felt that the story was a bit dragging in the beginning. The first act of the book is where we get to know the characters so I get why it was a bit slow at first I think. But there were points where I felt that, it should have been a bit quicker. That there should have been more details on some parts and less on others.
REALISTIC VERSUS UNREALISTIC
I'm a bit on the fence with this becauase I felt the characters felt real, but what happened isn't. Aaaahhh.. Everything was too convenient and too coincidental that even though the characters felt like real people, they didn't feel like it sometimes because of how perfectly everything fit together, that doesn't really happen in real life. It does happen, but really, everything that happened towards the end, despite me really liking it, I found this book a bit too perfect.
TO RECOMMEND OR NOT TO RECOMMEND
I would definitely recommend this book. It somehow reminded me of Aristotle and Dante's Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Not just because its both coming of age books, but because of certain themes that are both present on both the books. If you love Aristotle and Dante, and would like a book that is a bit more whimsical and lyrical in writing... Definitely pick this book up......more
Had I been dreaming about him, or had he really been here? All I could see was him: his whole weight on top of me, pinning me down. I imagined those
Had I been dreaming about him, or had he really been here? All I could see was him: his whole weight on top of me, pinning me down. I imagined those handcuffs, which had already broken the skin of my wrists, cutting into my swollen flesh. The smell of him; stale alcohol breathing into my open mouth. This isn't real. He's not real.
REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK
I cannot form the right words to express how much this book affected me.
It scared me. It angered me. It made me remember. It made me realise how lucky I am to have gone out of a toxic relationship.
I wouldn't say that I was in an abusive relationship, but I guess it was about to lead to that if it went any further. And reading this book made me remember. And it was painful to remember.
What the character in this book went through was probably 50 times more brutal and vile that what I had gone through.Compared to this, mine is probably comparable to an ant bite. Aside from the abuse, she also had to deal with the after effects of it. Which was actually as painful for her as it was when she was being abused.
I would just like to get this out... I WANT TO FUCKING KILL THAT SADISTIC PSYCHOPATH SO BAD! I wanna chop him up and feed him to the dogs... I know it's a sick thought but man... I am so upset and angry with this person. He... was not a human being. How could anyone fucking not see how bad he was hurting Cathy?
Okay... I'll stop here and get on with the review.
Cathy used to be this lively, outgoing girl who loved to go out to bars and spend time with her friends. But after going through such a traumatic experience with her ex-boyfriend Lee, she changed.
The trouble was, this frightened person wasn't me. I was used to making conversation with people. I was vivacious, friendly, talkative. Keeping my mouth shut was always a struggle. I wondered if I would ever get used to it..
It all started when she met Lee. He was charming, attractive, sweet, and nice to her friends. They started to get more intimate and then started living together. But Lee was keeping a part of his life away from her. He doesn't tell her what type of job he has or where he really lived and all that. But Cathy didn't care at the time because he was perfect and their relationship was what she always wanted it to be.
But sweet and caring Lee actually had a more dark and twisted side. He was obsessive and manipulative. He was overly curious about everything she does. He needs to know everything she does and where is and what she's doing. She did not have any freedom of her own. Then when he doesn't get what he wants from her, he started to be more agressive. At first it was only during sex, but after a while... the hitting started... when he wasn't satisfied with that, he started doing more horrible shit.
Instead he stumbled, half-fell through the door, and as I rose from my seat to meet him his fist hit the side of my face with a crashing blow, sending me flying backwards into the side table..
She developed such an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive behaviour that it she had to check the doors, windows, locks, and everything at least 4-5 times. She couldn't connect well with people. She sees Lee everything. She was always anticipating that he would come back for her.
All of the time, day and night, my brain generates images of things that have happened to me and things that might happened. It's like watching a horror movie over and over again.
And he would... eventually.
MEET THE CHARACTERS
I loved Catherine. I loved how strong she was despite of all the hardships she had to encounter. You see her before and after and you get why she suddenly changed and how the change affected her and how she sees herself and everything else around her.
I'm not going to say I knew what she went through because I don't. But the author wrote her character so well that you get to feel what she feels, to hear her thoughts like it was your own. Every blow she receives from Lee made me cringe and it was almost as if I was the one at the receiving end. The author was really brilliant that way. She made you care about Cathy and how much she doesn't deserve all of the abuse and its aftermath.
The thing was about Lee, was that he started out pretty good. The author wrote him in a way where you would fall for him the same time Cathy does... So when he started getting abusive... You start to detest him because you develop feelings for him during the beginning of this book.
But then he started changing.... and then...
I hate him to death! Like I said earlier on the intro, I wanted to murder him and feed him to either the dogs or the sharks or whatever creature that could eat him... I know... Its brutal because that's what he deserves. What type of guy does that anyway? What type of guy punches a girl like she was nothing and leave her in a room almost bleeding to death? What type of human being does that??? Aww.. Goddamnit!! This is getting me so angry again.
Fucking sick sadistic psychopath!
He's a guy in present Cathy's life. Someone she didn't want to let in but eventually did. And the good thing about him is, he wasn't the reason she wanted to get over her OCD, she wanted to do it because she wanted to get better. He's there for her, but not in a way that he wants to intrude on some things that Cathy wasn't ready to share.. He reminds me of my boyfie actually... ^__^ So yes, I liked this Stuart guy.
I thought the writing was just phenomenal. I liked the way she used the alternating timelines to tell this story because it was really effective in getting to know what caused Cathy to be who she is in the present..
Also another thing I would like to comment on how she wrote Cathy during her OCD moments. Some people would get annoyed with it because of how repetitive some of the scenes were especially when Cathy was checking on the doors, the locks, windows and everything and then just does it again. I didn't find it annoying at all. I found it realistic and thoroughly researched on.
This book is very graphic, not only on the parts showing Cathy's OCD, but also during those times where she on the receiving end of the abuse. Goddamn... it was painful to read. It was so disturbingly realistic.
THE PLOT DEVELOPMENT
I think this book started very well. It started in a court room scene where they were asking Lee some questions. Then from then it went back and forth from before Cathy experienced the abuse and after. It was such an effective way to tell the story.
This book was so well paced. Each chapter has the exact amount of scenes and dialogues that will keep you wanting to turn the page and figure out what went on and how it came to a point where he became this dude's bobo doll.
This book is amazing. I didn't find it amazing because of the topic, but how the topic was written and shared to the readers.
It will make you feel a mix of emotions based on the events that lead to the character's breakdown. It will make you think about how you would react if you were in the same situation. It will get you angry about how these things happen in real life It will upset you to think that some people will never understand what people in the same situation is going through or have gone through. It will make you realise that people close to you could not be who you thought they were. It will make you appreciate how lucky you are with the partner that you have.
I don't think I could point out anything negative about this book. It was a bit of a nuisance to read about Cathy's repetitive actions, but I thought it was necessary so I was okay with it.
All in all, this book was a solid read.
Realistic characters and events. Very on point writing. Plot development was perfect. The ending.. I thought it ended so well. It was an open ended ending.
I highly recommend this book. I think it's my first 5 stars for the year... I think... Eeehh.. I'd have to check, but yeah this book is a very good read. If you haven't read this one yet, please pick it up, most especially if you're into psychological thrillers. ...more
FACEBOOK CONVERSATION WITH BOYFIE AFTER FINISHING THE BOOK
P: I thought it would be better. No seriously, I was looking forward to putting it down aFACEBOOK CONVERSATION WITH BOYFIE AFTER FINISHING THE BOOK
P: I thought it would be better. No seriously, I was looking forward to putting it down a few chapters before the end because I already knew exactly how the book would end. I could have reproduced the last few chapters verbatim.
Me: I agree actually. I thought this book was super over-hyped up. The virtual reality concept of it was pretty genius though. I loved the world building and all that. Aside from the predictable plot, I also didn't like Wade at all.
P: READY PLAYER ONE
- a nice premise - no innovation, same story - cliche - references, references, references - no way he got Perzival - interesting situations, no substance - generic main character - fun semi-dystopia - xps? - well paced - does not abide to the limitations of the internet (its supposed to be in the real world) - someone who knows how to write but doesn't know what to write about - company employee could easily win the contest - warrior/mage = battle mage - childish environmentalist message - Columbus was a good choice
These were my notes I hated the fucking references.
Me: Haha. Great notes. I should do that. Wait.
P: Even though I'm one of the few people who got them, I hated every single time he said something like "Akalabeth"
Me: I thought the pace was uneven though. There were fast ones but during the second task he was all googly eyes with "whatshername"
P: The end was poorly paced.
MY THOUGHTS IN MORE DETAIL
Okay. Well I was kind of thinking we'd do a more... organised review for this book, but didn't happen because we were both too busy. He did summarise his thoughts pretty well on his notes though. And mine was pretty much all over the place so here's my more details thoughts and opinion about this book.
This book is definitely one of the more over-hyped books. I get why people are talking about it. It showed you what the future of gaming could be and would possibly be in the future. But I guess that's about it. The plot was boring and predictable. The main character was so cliched and was sort of a douche. The ending was such a big let down.. I couldn't believe that was how he decided to end this book. WTF.
I really liked the virtual reality concept. It actually reminded me of an anime my sisters and I watch Soul Art Online which was actually originated from a manga published on 2009. I think Ready Player One came out a few years or maybe a year after this, I can't exactly be sure but... Maybe Ernest Cline got some inspiration from it or something I don't know, but it does remind me a lot of it.
I'm not saying this book was super bad. I would just like to point out that it was nothing special. I highly believe that there are better books, and in this case, a better manga version of this. The manga doesn't have any popculture references though, but if you're just looking for a good virtual reality fiction, then I recommend Soul Art Online.
Over use of references
This was one thing my boyfie and I agree with. There were too many fucking references, it was so annoying. I mean I get that you know whole lot of shit about those pop culture stuff, but sometimes he just throws them around without any purpose.Of there was purpose but no real substance. The references were all there to impress, but in my case, it didn't. It was overly done. It was like very line had a reference. Okay I was exaggerating, but there were a lot of references that were completely unnecessary but I guess was there to fill in for the lack of story.
Cliche main hero
When I say cliched hero, you'll probably already know what I meant by that. He was this poor hero who had nothing, but suddenly was given something and then went out to save the world because of how smart and unbelievably talented he was. Yep. He was that kind of hero. But there were moments where I thought he was a pompous asshole. And what even pissed me off was how he was willing to give up everything he ever worked hard for... for a freakin girl!!!!
After finally writing my review, I finally realised that I need to lower down my rating from 2 to 3 stars. I realised there wasn't really much about the book that really redeemed itself for me, especially the ending. There were a lot of good points like with the whole treasure hunt thing. I really liked that concept, but unfortunately was poorly constructed in my opinion. The entire thing was all over the place. There were nicely paced events here, then slower useless events here, then goes fast up again, and then enter a stupid lovers qualm here... I just don't get why most of the stuff are on there. I was looking forward to the puzzle solving, the team work possibly, but I didn't get most of them really because of having too much information being thrown to you all at once. THIS BOOK WAS A MASSIVE INFODUMP.
This book is going to be a movie by the way and based on what I heard, Steven Spielberg was going to direct it. Awesome isn't it? I may not have liked the book too much, but hopefully the movie cuts out the things I didn't like about this book.
Have you guys read this book? If you have, what are your thoughts about it?...more
This book was such an entertaining read. Although, there were some parts that made me roll my eyes. There were a lot of cliches that luckily worked foThis book was such an entertaining read. Although, there were some parts that made me roll my eyes. There were a lot of cliches that luckily worked for the book.
I was kind of a bit worried about how the author was going to pull the time travelling thing. It easn't thoroughly explained in my opinion. I was wanting to know more about the Egyptian Myth surrounding the locket that she has though. I feel that this book didn't explore on that too much. All the while I thought this book was a standalone, turns out it wasn't so imagine my confusion when this book ended on a cliffie. A bad freakin' cliffie that made me want to know what happens next.
The characters were okay. Nothing too special. I liked Lucy's relationship with her grandmother and also how she coped up with the things she found on modern New York city. Those were the pretty entertaining parts.Will, her love interest was a douche. I'm sorry, I do not like him at all. Would have preferred she ends up with thia guy named, Dashell, who she was arranged to be married.
Anyways, I guess that's all my thoughts for now.
Will I recommend it? I will. For those who are wanting a short entertaining read with a hint of romance, myth, and time travelling.
“You don't know when you're twenty-three. You don't know what it really means to crawl into someone else's life and stay there. You can't see all the
“You don't know when you're twenty-three. You don't know what it really means to crawl into someone else's life and stay there. You can't see all the ways you're going to get tangled, how you're going to bond skin to skin. How the idea of separating will feel in five years, in ten - in fifteen. When Georgie thought about divorce now, she imagined lying side by side with Neal on two operating tables while a team of doctors tried to unthread their vascular systems.
She didn't know at twenty-three.”
REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK
I was satisfied with how the book ended.Like what I said on my prereview, this book made me sob a bit. It was good on a lot of aspects, but... but... but... I still didn't feel that Georgie deserved her husband. I did not at all. I think the two things that I didn't enjoy about this book overall was Georgie and the stupid landline phone. I will go into that later.
After finishing this book, I thought a lot about marriage, relationships, and family. About whether I am ready to face stuff like the ones Neal and Georgie went through. I would give props to Rainbow Rowell for that, because I think she was effective in what she wanted her readers to think about after they finish the book.To sit down, and ponder if married people are focusing on the right things or if people in a relationship are ready to face these types of situation.
HOW IT BEGINS
Georgie pulled into the driveway, swering to miss a bike.
Georgie knew her message with Neal is in trouble. But does she do something about it? Of course not. She let it go, pretending everything was fine.
Christmas was coming and the plan was for the entire family to go to Omaha to visit Neal's mum. But what they weren't expecting was Georgie suddenly backed out of the plan last second for a project that she and her best friend, Seth, has been waiting for. But Neal put his foot down and said that he and the kids would still go to Nebraska and Georgie could stay if she wanted to. Which is actually what happened.
When Neal left, Georgie started staying more often at her mother's house. At her old room, she found an old yellow landline that she used to call Neal to check with him and the kids.
And she did get in touch with Neal, only it was the past Neal. Like 1998 Neal.
So this review has been postponed for a few months so I don't dislike Georgie much now than I have when I finished reading this book. Georgie was the type of character you cheer for. She was the type of character you'd want to make the right decision. But she don't. Which made her all the more realistic.
She did frustrated me at times. Because I don't get how she could just brush off Neal and her family. As a grown woman in her 30s with a family, she should have known what she needed to prioritise and that was her family. I know I'm being too critical and I probably don't have the right to say this yet as I don't have a husband, but I do have a kid. And I won't let anything or anyone, get in the way of me and my kid. Not even work. Family has always been something that is important to me and would always be my top priority. I could never see an instance where this could actually change and reading about Georgie, choosing her work over her kids and her husband got me really shaking my head.
But that was the beauty of her character, she was flawed which is why I'm sure a lot of people could relate to her and her struggles of being a wife, a mother, a best friend, and a working woman. I may have shown dislike with her choices, but I did like Georgie's character.
He wasn't perfect. Like Georgie, he has his shortcomings but I felt that he gave and sacrificed more to their marriage than Georgie did. He never forced anything on her. He gave her whatever she wanted. He gave way just so that he could see her happy. Of course, he wasn't the most showy guy you'd encounter. He won't shower you with extravagant gifts and flowery words but he is the type of guy who would always put your best interest first rather than his. He was that type of guy which is why I really liked him.
He made the relationship work for so long and I did understand why he decided to put his foot down that day Georgie decided that they couldn't go.
The best friend. He should have known better. He may have been Georgie's best friend since college, but he obviously only cared about himself and their stupid project. He didn't have Georgie's best interest at heart which made him a douchebag in my eyes.
GEORGIE + NEAL = FIXABLE
I liked them together. You sort of see how their relationship evolved from before they were married and after and you want to see them fix things you know? They were meant to be together.
I get why they were having issues though. I think mostly it's becuase of lack of communication.Georgie knows something is up but doesn't say anything about it. Neal knows something is wrong but doesn't say about it either. He just pretend everything was okay with him but you know he's hurt but didn't want to lose Georgie and ruin the family. Oh my goodness! Talking is fine. Talking is needed to make a relationship work. Compromise is necessary. I know there are some things that couldn't be solved by talking but it is worth doing you know. It is worth trying. If a relationship is important to you, you should go do something to make sure you figure out where the problem is and help each other solve it.
I loved Landline, not as much as Fangirl though, but still I loved it.
One of the the things that I didn't like though was the "yellow phone to the past" thing. I guess Rainbow wanted this book to be a bit unique, but I felt it was a bit unnecessary. Rainbow Rowell is an amazing author who could invoke feelings with her books. She does not need to include gimmicks in her writing for her readers to be engaged in her books. Her use of words, her characterisation, the dialogues, and the plot development is enough for the readers to get her readers hooked. But I guess it was necessary to put the landline in there or else what else would the book be called? LOL.
I lost my notes for this book so I can't really tell you what other things I noticed about it, but all I can say is that it's a pretty well made book that would keep you reading and wanting for this couple to have their happily ever after... at least that is what it did for me.
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The end made me so damn happy for Reena and Sawyer.
This book was not perfect. It has some shortcomings, but personall
REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK
The end made me so damn happy for Reena and Sawyer.
This book was not perfect. It has some shortcomings, but personally I thought this book was great. I think it dealt with the topic of teenage pregnancy realistically. I should know because I have been in that situation. I have been Reena at some point in my life, and I could definitely say that most of the situations Reena went through in this book was accurate.
I've read a couple of negative reviews about this book and they were complaining about Sawyer being a douchebag. And I agree, he is a douchebag. But that's the entire point of the Before and After POVs from Reena. You get to see the "what happened" and the "why he left" and also the "how different is he now".
But I'm not going to elaborate on that now. Let's start with the gist first.
HOW IT STARTS
I've been looking for Sawyer for half a lifetime when I find him standing in front of the Slurpee machine at the 7-Eleven on Federal Highway, gazing through the window at the frozen, neon-bright churning like he's expecting the mysteries of the universe to be revealed to him from inside.
Reena and Sawyer practically grew up together. Their families are basically one family, because of a joint business their parents have. Reena always liked Sawyer, but she has always been too scared to act on those feelings. So she just let it go.
Reena had a bright future ahead of her. She was smart and very studious. She was taking advanced classes and is actually about to graduate earlier than she should be. But what she wasn't expecting was being with Sawyer. And being with Sawyer was not what she expected. It was good, for the most part, but there were other things that she did not know about Sawyer that she had to accept, because she likes him.
So... the thing happened. You guys know what I mean. Right?
Yeah so it happened and well she got pregnant at 16.
He left. Without saying a word.
MEET THE CHARACTERS
Serena or Reena is a great character. She made some mistakes, but that's all part of life isn't it? And that's what made this book great. The characters were flawed and imperfect. You don't go into a teenage pregnancy book and think that the main character is a Mary Sue. No that does not happen. These kids obviously did something stupid and immature, hence why this is a teenage pregnancy book and not just your typical romance book.
I read a few reviews saying that she was well immature and all that stuff. She's not. She's actually more mature and independent than I was when I got pregnant. I got pregnant when I was eighteen and a mom at 19. I was an adult. But to be honest, she handled things pretty well on her own than I did. I was a mess. I was crap. I was useless. And that's the reality of being a teenage mom. There were times that she made crappy decisions like with Aaron, but give her a break. People makes mistakes, not just people who got pregnant early whose baby daddy comes back and now they don't know what to do. That also happens to people who doesn't have kids. Let's not be too judgemental.
Although, there are a lot of things that happened to Reena that didn't happen to me, I still connected to her in a deeper level than I was ready for. I cried, especially on the confrontation scene with her Dad. That was just... me. It was like that was me. And it did happen to me too so... I guess that's why that made me cry.
Now this dude is a dick. I agree. He had some stupid decisions. He's done stuff he shouldn't have. He treated Reena like crap on some occasions. But he is not a bad person. On the before POVs that is. If you've read the after POVs closely, you'll get why he left. I actually like the transitions of the Before and After POVs because it explains what is happening in the present. And it totally made sense for him to leave.
Do you guys want to know what type of guy is real douchebag? THE ONE WHO LEAVES, DOESN'T SAY GOODBYE AND DOESN'T RETURN OR THE ONE WHO KNOWS YOU GOT PREGNANT BUT LEAVES ANYWAYS WITHOUT EVEN A CARE. And Sawyer wasn't either of those. He left, that's true, but he had a very valid reason. I should know.
I like Sawyer. I really do. He's just one of those kids who is so pressured into doing everything right, that he is intentionally doing things wrong. I could relate to that too. Although, I don't do drugs and all that crappy crap, but the pressure of doing what your expected to do is pretty heavy especially when you as a person would like to do something else. And that is what Sawyer's burden was.
Also, people change. And I liked seeing that with Sawyer's character. You'll see the contrast of who he was then and who he was currently. I thought his character was pretty well played.
I felt that Katie also made it a point to include the conflic these two had with their parents and I really liked that. I would have to say that both of their parents were crap, but happy that Reena's father at least was able to redeem themselves.
It was very well played for me. I felt that it was not perfect but it was good. Reena and Sawyer obviously really liked each other. There were just some situations that stood in the way which prevented them from being together earlier and letting Allie (Reena's no good friend) having Sawyer first.
But I don't want to talk about that. I want to emphasize on the fact that they were responsible people that has feelings. If Sawyer knew, I think he wouldn't have left. I honestly don't understand how people could think that just because someone hurts you, you can shut down all your feelings for that person. You can't!!! Especially not when you share something as important as a kid. You can hate him/her at some point, but at the end of the day, you shared something special with that person and you can't hate them forever. And Reena did not forget that. She made it so clear to Sawyer that she was not okay with him being back a couple of times.
"You can't just come here after all this time and try to joke around with me and act like nother happened. That's not - Stuff happene, Sawyer. You can't just be back.
And it was hard for Reena. You'll see her struggle about her conflicted feelings. Aaron was easy and Sawyer was complicated. She could just stay with Aaron, but will that make her completely happy? Will it be okay for her to stay on the safe side and not risk the chance of her having a complete family and be happy? Will you?
And Sawyer, I think I'm going to spoil you guys a bit, didn't know Reena was pregnant okay? He didn't fucking know. My douchebag of an ex-bf did know. And you know what? He left anyways. That's my basis of douchebaggery. So forgive me if I don't think Sawyer is a big douchebag. He is far from it. He's just a person who made lots of crazy mistakes that he is currently trying to ammend.
So do I think Sawyer and Reena should be together? Yes. Why? Well because they didn't split up because they wanted to anyways. They still had feelings for each other so there's really no reason why they couldn't work that out to have a complete family with their baby Hannah.
I loved this book so much and happy that I read it first. It is not for everyone I get it, but luckily it was for me. I get all those things that happened to Reena and I think that's why I loved it more than I should have.
This book was about love, mistakes, and making up for those mistakes. It's about forgiveness. Trust. Family. There were a lot of good points on this book that really touched me. The characters all had their own struggles and demons to face.
How to love is not only about loving a significant other. It's about loving your parents, your daughter, your friend. And I totally loved that. So much love. It reminded me of If I Stay by Gale Forman in some ways because of the different types of love that was shown in this book. I thought the plot twists were just placed at the right times.
This book made me real emotional. Emotional in a way that was good. I liked reading about people owning up to their mistakes and correcting their paths. Reena may have not been in the college of her choice, but at least she is still making something out of her life. And that goes with Sawyer too. That's why he came back.
Fresh start. And I think everyone deserves that....more