This is like the Cast Away movie, but in this version Tom Hanks comes home just before the wedding. Emma Blair married her high school sweetheart Jesse in her twenties: they traveled the world together and were blissfully happy—until Jesse’s helicopter disappeared over the Pacific. Three years later, she’s moved back home, made a new life for herself, and even found love again with a man she plans to marry. But then she gets a call that Jesse’s been found, and she’s suddenly forced to choose between the husband she thought was gone forever and the man who’s helped her learn to live again.
I’m a big fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books, she is great when it comes to love and life. Her books are gut wrenching and heart felt. This was a deeply heart-warming romance that shows the many ways we can love and be loved. I really felt the emotional roller coaster the characters went thru. I was satisfied with the ending.
“Don’t think that true love means your only love”
”I think true love means loving truly.”
”Loving purely. Loving wholly.”
”Maybe, if you’re the kind of person who’s willing to give all of yourself, the kind of person who is willing to love with all of your heart even though you’ve experienced just how much it can hurt . . . maybe you get lots of true loves. Maybe that’s the gift you get for being brave.”
This story is about a girl named Madeline, who had a rare disease that prevented her from ever leaving her house. I was intrigued and thought “where can a story like this go?”. Quick paced book, and a typical young adult novel where it’s young love, bright, shiny and hopeful. It’s what I expect from YA, but I felt some part of the story was rushed (or maybe that’s me just wanting the story to keep going).
One of my favorite YA books is Eleanor and Park and I was reminded of that book when I was reading this. This book has a movie adaptation coming out this May.
“Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you.”
“You can’t predict the future. It turns out that you can’t predict the past either. Time moves in both directions – forward and backward – and what happens here and now changes them both.”
“Loving someone as fiercely as my mom loves me must be like wearing your heart outside of your body with no skin, no bones, no nothing to protect it”