Hello and welcome to a Thursday post! This is a book review for…
8/10, this was a pretty good book. I liked the plot and how, from the beginning, the two main characters immediately had something huge but awful in common. I think this is a great example of characters struggling with loss and grief but still being able to pick themselves up, and carry on.
Macy’s life is strategically planned; keep Jason, her amazingly-smart boyfriend, make sure her mom thinks she is perfect and fine, and never fully fall into deep sleep. You see, Macy watched her dad die of a heart attack and could’ve been there and helped him if she hadn’t been so selfish. But, her summer plans didn’t include a job at Wish Catering and definitely not Wes. But Wes is struggling from a loss of his own, and Macy and Wes might just find out that sometimes the things that stray from the plans are the things that you need most.
“‘No,” i said slowly, spreading the mayonnaise in a thin layer on the bread in front of me, “he said that some people believe everything happens for a reason. And some people, well, don’t.”
Delia thought for a second. “It’s not that i believe everything happens for a reason,” she said. “It’s just that… I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It’s the universe’s way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It’s how life is.‘”
This is my seventh Sarah Dessen novel and, even though she is categorized as romance, she writes like a contemporary novel, about people going through life and how they find new or old friends to lean on for help. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.
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