My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Some books make you sigh, some books make your heart beat faster, some try your patience and some, if you’re lucky, shatter your heart into a thousand pieces. How can I say that’s lucky, that it’s a good thing? Because those books, those stories, make you feel everything. You cry, you hope, you agonize and then, and then, you begin to feel something amazing as the author, as the characters, cradle those pieces of your heart lovingly in their hands and slowly, beautifully, put it back together again.
“Are we gonna be enough, Simon?” Jake asks quietly once we’re out of earshot of his dad and his friends.
“Enough for what?” I have no clue what he’s talking about, but I can tell he’s really concerned about something.
“To make him happy again” Jake’s voice has a slight tremor to it, but he’s a tough kid, trying to be strong.
Heart wrenching and yet, just wait, grit it out, trust me. It’s so worth it.
That’s what this book, what these men and little boy, did so effortlessly, so perfectly, so right. They held my broken heart in their gentle hands and put it back together again.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy.