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The Songs of Us by Emma   Cooper
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it was amazing

"He fills the room. Every part of it. That missing piece of furniture you’ve always needed, the room has always missed: the framed mirror that you hang over the fireplace; the nest of tables in the corner of the room; the throw blanket over the back of the sofa or the thick pile rug placed in the middle of the room. The room looked fine before, but that final touch makes it feel like . . . home."

The Songs of Us is a heartwarming novel about love. Love for your children, love for your long lost husband, love for the little things that make your life shine in high definition. And mostly ...love towards life.

Melody is a mother of two. Flynn, a boy with a scar on his face that traumitized him through his teenage years and made him angry and frustrated. And Rose, a gentle redhaired girl, whose deepest wish and goal is to find her´s and Flynns´s father who has been missing for eleven years.
But Melody is not an ordinary mother. She sings. Not only in the shower, like most of us, but publicly and unwantingly. She has a condition in which she is often triggered to sing popular songs in the context of the situation she is in. You can imagine how many awkward reactions she and her children get when she bursts into a song and accompanying choreography. But the magical thing about this family is ... they don´t care. They don´t care if strangers look at them, shaking their heads, they don´t care if children at school make fun of them. Their bonds are so tight, their love so unconditional, that the world outside can´t burst their bubble.
And then there is love between Melody and Tom, the missing husband. So pure, so strong, so indestructible. Although circumstances ripped them apart eleven years ago, love between them is still there, now even stronger.

This book really sent me through a roller-coaster of emotions. It´s a journey through laughter and tears but in the end it gives you something precious ...A reminder that life is beautiful.
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Reading Progress

April 6, 2019 – Shelved
April 6, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
May 2, 2019 – Started Reading
May 4, 2019 –
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May 8, 2019 –
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May 9, 2019 –
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40.0%
May 12, 2019 –
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June 23, 2019 –
70.0%
June 25, 2019 –
75.0%
June 27, 2019 –
80.0%
June 30, 2019 – Finished Reading

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