Read: April 2017
This book was heartbreakingly beautiful, I don’t even know where to start. It’s really difficult, but CoHo readers will surely learn something from this book. It is both an eye-opener and a very difficult book to read and it made me feel all sorts of emotions.
“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”
In this book, we follow Lily Bloom, who is haunted by her past. It opens with her father’s death and how she managed to cope up with everything that’s currently happening in her life. Then she meets a gorgeous neurosurgeon, but as soon as she tries to make something out of her attraction with him, her first love suddenly appears back to life out of nowhere. From there, we will see how Lily conquers every challenge she has encountered and how tough she came out through it all.
“All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”
Want to know a naked truth? I really related to Lily. It may not be in the exact same way, but it made me feel for her. It made me realize how far I’ve conquered and how strong I turned out to be… just like her. I cannot thank Colleen Hoover enough for this book, it’s heartbreaking and beautiful all at once.
“It stops here. With me and you. It ends with us.”
I recommend this book to everyone who has gone through “hell” in life and to everyone who thinks they can’t go through another day. Read it and just keep swimming.
Here’s a quick confession: Even though I admire and adore Colleen Hoover’s writing, I’ve only read three (including this) of her books. Why? Because her books are way too expensive! But, well, each book deserves all that, given that she writes so well.