****4.5 gut-wrenching stars****
I don't even know where to begin with this book. It completely gutted me! Like, more than any book in a long time. It made me physically HURT. I haven't ugly cried this much since Slammed by Colleen Hoover. It took me a little bit to get into it because I was coming off of a major book hangover from Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke (read that!), but once I did...OMG!
**Small spoiler ahead**
This book is about grief. And it's REAL. For a large chunk of this book, the grief is all-consuming. It's described exactly the way it's experienced in real life, and it HURTS. But the beautiful part is the healing that comes after the grief, the strength and courage it takes to move on, and the love and support of the people who love you that keep you from being completely swallowed up by it.
If you're a fan of books that rip your heart out, shred it into a million pieces, and eventually put it back together, this book is for YOU!
This was my first book by Micalea Smeltzer, who has come highly recommended by a friend, and it definitely won't be my last. But I will have to wait until I can breathe again. 😉
Here's the blurb:
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
I could have put the typical blurb here.
Boy meets girl.
They fall in love.
Live happily ever after.
But this isn’t THAT story.
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