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The Weight of Life by Whitney Barbetti
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Jun 19, 2017

it was amazing

I'm a sap. If you read a bunch of reviews you will see the words tears, cried, and sobbed. It's not often you hear me talk about the weight of the words in a book though. The title has a very intense meaning. It will both warm and squeeze your heart at the same time.

I don't know if having kids or losing my brother makes me more susceptible to be the emotional mess I am today but I know that not every story can make a person cry. I know that this book will make a lot of people cry.

I think the absolute most emotional single line in the book was: “Because I didn’t want you to be alone.”
I couldn't handle the absolute rawness- it's actually making me tear up again.

Some people can write books. Some can write a story that means something to one person. Some people can move others through a story. Some have the ability to transport their reader into a world of their own making and leave them back outside their own front door after shaking their heads. Ms. Barbetti can do it all. It isn't the first time she left me reeling and I know it won't be the last.

reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood

p.s. I totally cried.
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Reading Progress

June 1, 2017 – Shelved
June 1, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
June 19, 2017 – Started Reading
June 19, 2017 – Finished Reading

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