Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A In Your Heart Kind of Book

Well it's been awhile but I thought what better way to get things moving than with a little book review! Going back to my last book review I noticed that this book and that book have one thing much in common. Suicide. You all must think I'm trying to throw some kind of signal for help but I assure you I'm as happy as can be. Picking up this book and reading the synopsis I thought hmm . . . this book sounds like it carries a good message. I'm all for the books that are raw and blunt. This is one of those types of books.

In few words as possible the story pretty much follows Finch and Violet, two high school students struggling with their own "messed up life". Finch and his ever changing moods and corrupted family and Violet dealing with the loss of her sister. Both you could say are mentally and emotionally exhausted. They meet at the edge of the school roof top where both where thinking of ending their life. From there on one saves the other and through out the book they are on a mission to explore the state of Indiana as a school assignment is well assigned. . . Finch is bold, bright, daring, adventurous, impulsive, and spontaneous. Violet on the other had is timid, shy, afraid, stern, introverted, and well broken. Now you might think these personalities clash . . . but I assure you if anything one compliments the other rather well. Finch to me is someone so strong Violet I'm sure thought so too. He was the one who ultimately saved Violet. But . . . as Violet's life seems to be getting itself back together it seems like Finch's is going down a spiraling path. 

The book is written in both Finch and Violet's point of view. A lot of books do that now a days and I am yet not tired of that sort of style. If anything it's my favorite part of a book when it is written in such way. You literally feel like you are in that characters head. In the case of this book . . . it's a beautiful thing and it is a very sad thing to wander through such minds.  

Overall this book taught me to live life every day like you might not have another but it also taught me to live life as if you will have many more days to come. It really did inspire me to venture out, be bold, be bright, be myself. And to appreciate all the wonderful people that surround me with their never ending love. This book is sensitive. It is sad. It is even scary. Scary in the sense that you have front row seats to everything and you are not quite sure your heart can stand another chapter without being torn. But you will be unable to physically put the book down . . . So encourage your heart to travel through these pages as afterwards it will collapse and need some time to rest and evaluate everything it just went through. You will think about this book, you will think about Finch, and you will think about Violet. You will never forget them. 

The author Jennifer Niven truly put her experiences and heart out there. An author that does such thing is surely never to fail at making their reader feel, admire, and fall in love with the touch of words. I commend her for that for I have fallen in love once over and over at the end of each sentence.

In conclusion . . . read the book. Read it. Reeeeeeaaaaad it. Read it! 

Here are some little phrases and quotes that stood out and made me feel something.

"But the great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone
different to everybody." -Finch

"I remember her smile and her laugh when I was my best self and she 
looked at me like I could do no wrong and was whole. 
I remember how she looked at me the same way even when I wasn't.
I remember her hand in mine and how that felt, as if something and someone belonged to me." -Finch

"You have been in every way all that anyone could be . . . If anybody
could have saved me it would have been you." - Virginia Wolf

See you later.

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