So, I know I'm a little late to this particular party, but just in case I'm not the only one. Read this book.
I started this book Sunday night and I finished last night around midnight. Now, I am a pretty fast reader, but 3 days is impressive, even for me. This is the first book I've read since probably the Hunger Games that has kept me so engrossed.
Its hard to talk about this book without giving everything away. As I tried to tell Boyfriend last night as I was bawling uncontrollably, "Its about a girl and a lady and their life and its sad."
Anyway - I loved the whole book - cover to cover, despite the crying. Its wonderful and everyone should read it. I am curious if Chris Cleave's first book is as good. Also, I challenge you to read this book and not feel more aware about the world. What's frustrating is its such a pessimistic awareness. I don't know if that's what Mr. Cleave was going for, but I woke up this morning with an even heavy heart that usual. Not only are all the silly minute things wrong in my life, but there is a world out there full of terrible, terrible things that I am completely powerless to stop. So what do you do? How do you live with this new awareness? And how do you get over the fact that it took a novel to open your eyes - as if 26 years here wasn't enough?