The Art of Holding On
That’s the motto Hadley Jones lives by, and for good reason. Most of the women in her family have repeated the same pattern. Single motherhood. Working two jobs just to scrape by. For Hadley, wanting more is not an option.
Which is why her friendship with Sam Constable was doom ...more
I've finished The Art of Holding On during the night and before my alarm went off I had already cried my eyes out because this story gave me all the feels,I felt it into my bones and heart.
Hadley and Sam come from worlds apart,she lives at the trailer park with her older sisters and he lives in a big home with his mom,brothers and step-dad. Hadley thinks their friendship is doomed since the beginning but Sam stubborness will let her see that they could be the best of friends and maybe something
I just finished this book and I'm feeling so many things. It's taking me some time to just sit down and digest this story.
I got ALL THE FEELS. Every single one. I swooned, I laughed. I anxiously awaited a most uncomfortable moment that you had a feeling was going to come. I cried. I sobbed on behalf of the characters and the lives they endured. At some points, I felt like my heart was being stabbed a million times with all of the feelings. I wanted someone to talk to ...more
The Art of Holding On by Beth Ann Burgoon is the story of Sam and Hadley, once friends, but then Sam left their town, only returning a year later.
Hadley lives with her sisters and her young toddler niece at a trailer park, Sam is one of the town’s golden boys, yet this did not stop their friendship developing when they were younger. Always together, their friendship was always destined to lead to more. But then Sam left town .... It is here that The Art of Holding On begins, upon Sam’s return. W ...more
Sam and Hadley have been friends since they were 10 - an unlikely match as Sam is f ...more
The Art of Holding On was a good read and happily met my angst quota. Hadley and Sam had the sort of connection that made it clear that they were always meant for more than friendship, but Hadley had her hang-ups, most of which were borne of what she had experienced and knew in life. These two had their fair share of issues, which I won't get into because I don't want to spoil the book for anyone out there who has yet to re ...more
I was hooked from the start and had to know what would happen between Sam and Hadley. All poor Hadley had been through, and all the walls she had built around her hear ...more
Sam and Hadley were best friends from the age of 10, but everything changed between them after he declared his love for her. (It happens before the book takes place, so the story starts when Sam ret ...more
Having never read a book by Beth Ann Burgoon, I had no idea what to expect but something about the blurb caught my eye and I thought, why not. I am so glad I took a chance reading this book and reading the writing style of Beth, I was blown away.
This book is heartbreakingly beautiful! It’s one of those books that hooks its claws into your bones and once you finished reading, you find yourself having an emotional hang over. Its well written and the ...more
Sam and Hadley have been friends since they were 10, coming from different worlds, everybody in Hadley’s life has left her, except her two older sisters. She likes to keep to herself, never letting people get close enough, she figures then it won’t hurt when they leave. But Sam has a stubborn streak, he’s wears her down telling her ...more
I love Hadley, I get her so much when people leave or keep hurting you sometimes you do the best to protect yourself and more so when your a kid and don’t know the why. For me she was a beautiful character so perfectly imperfect so human and Sam I kind of hate him, he’s so entitled such a brat like it was described in the book, why does he think he is more important than h ...more
Hadley and Sam had an epic friendship before romantic feelings got involved, namely Sam's. He sees more in Hadley than she's ever seen in herself, but she doesn't feel like she belongs in his world. After her rejection, Sam cuts off all contact and moves away to live with his dad across the country.
Now he's back, but nothing is the same. Hadley hasn't had it easy and she's not th ...more