My immediate thought was that I hated it altogether completely so I wanted to give myself time before I reviewed it but now I just want to get it over with.
The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park. What do you expect?
While I’m reading the book I literally go like “One of them is going to die.” The thought depressed me then and it depresses me now.
That’s the thing with tragedies such as these, it’s all clear with the ending and everything, yet you long for closure and you want ‘that’ alternate ending so bad.
I don’t really understand the comparison with E&P and TFIOS, it’s nothing like either of those as it surrounds a different tale, a distinct theme altogether.
The theme was unfamiliar, the first of its kind that I read a book (a love story) revolving around. But it meant something and it conveyed loud and clear what it was trying to say. I get it and I believe it. So yes, in a way it was an eye-opener but did it change me? I’m yet to find out.
Finch’s sense of humor aside, which was from the start the best thing about this book but his suicide was rather a bit sudden despite all the suicide texts rolling in (I know). It was only after the funeral that I realized what had happened and somehow I still refuse to believe it. I simply hated the use of this perfect story for just one particular message to be delivered. It really caught me off guard and it was not at all what I was expecting. I wanted to hate this book but couldn’t because the book itself is explicitly written. From the very start there’s a punch, there’s all the stuff I love so much and many other different things going on and then after a while it’s all ‘love is in the air’ until it suddenly progresses to a tear jerky and depressing end as I’m stunned and just that transition from all my favorite stuff is what I actually really hated. I simply would’ve loved it for those same cords and values to have remained till the end.
The book itself was a fine blend of all my favorite sugars and spices. It was really witty. It actually made me smile more times than I can remember. Absolutely loved the sarcastically true and relateable analogies. It was almost poetic. I loved how the story began from the first line of the book and was not dragged at all and also did not die somewhere in the middle which is a rare commodity.
As much as I hate how so tragically tragic it was, I’d still give it a pretty good rating of 4 out 5.