I thought some of the best books I have read brought out every feeling imaginable but after reading this book I found out I was wrong. This is my first read from Katie Fox and to say I was blown away doesn’t do it justice because the amount of feels I am feeling is such range it can’t compare to the others.
From the beginning I was gutted, turned into an emotional mess but it was because of my own guilt and my own self hate with losing my best friend and mother a year and a half ago. This book spoke so much truth to how I have felt at times and truly inspired hope in my life. I haven’t quite had to go through what Cassi went through but every time she spoke about the slicing pain and that moment we truly got to see through her eyes what happened I was transported back to when I learned about my mom. I have connected to books in the past but to actually read the words that I have felt and know that someone understands, even if it’s just words on a book, means that I’m not alone.
Sam was so different than I understood him to be, especially in the end, because he had so much weight and pressure on himself to live his life fully. I loved this character and the struggles I saw him overcome but I also was very angry at some of the things he did in the name of love.
I truly truly need this book in my hands as a paperback and meet this incredibly talented author!! Thank you for writing this story and I know you said it wasn’t the story wasn’t the whole you wanted to write but I very much needed to read this book. It will be a very frequent reread for myself. Thank you for the hope!