I know enough Anatomy to understand that Will can’t miraculously get better but a part of you cannot come to terms with that until the 6 month thing is revealed after which you just bloody want him to be alive by the end of the book.
The end. Coincidentally, by the end of the book I was literally thinking to myself, “If now a goodbye letter emerges somehow, I’d be pissed like anything”
Yes, the ending could’ve been different. Would it have been better? I honestly don’t know.
But yes, I’d have liked if Will had given this love story a chance. Yes, he could’ve responded better to Lou’s confession at the beach. He could’ve made an effort but that’s what makes this book all the more tragically beautiful, his will and determination at one end. Her will and determination on the other.
Yes, I wouldn’t have minded an alternate ending where Will possibly extends his decision for an invariable period of time for Lou. That would’ve been a win-win situation for both, a middle ground perhaps. He refused flat on which really got me. It seemed all too one-sided. But seeing how what I’m suggesting would’ve affected what the writer had planned for Lou in the epilogue and the next book After You, I guess it’s couldn’t be much of a possibility.
The ending did make me feel like it was a lot more about money and class difference right from the beginning.
That’s the thing with these books, you think you won’t be okay with the ending that you won’t be able to accept it but strangely so there isn’t even a point in accepting it, you kind of know all along this was going to happen and it does and you are wrecked and depressed but also surprisingly alright after a bit.
All in all, it was a pretty intense read, addicting from the start.
I do love a book brimming with quotes on every page so that bit was a downer.
I loved how all at the same time, Will was trying to change Lou and she was trying to change him. The best thing about this book, really.
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