Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday’s hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow’s promises.
I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones—the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones—all included him.
I was ten years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.
This is the story of a boy and girl who loved each other, but didn’t love themselves. A story of life and death. Of love and broken promises.
Review: I had to sit on this story for a minute; you know how you have to sit with a new hair cut or style before you decide if you truly like it. It was like that. The verdict…I liked it a lot! Yea some things seemed a bit far-reaching but I just assumed it was for dramatic effect so I rolled with it. The one thing I didn’t understand was her lack of therapy, well not lack of because they did try I just felt like as much as I love my kids I would’ve definitely tried longer and harder.
I loved the friendship to more aspect between Maggie and Brooks. She loved him at 7 and he pulled her pigtails and it grew from there. You can’t help but feel for Maggie and her whole family. We get to see how this one moment in her life affects her family over the years. Sometimes you will want to scream and a few times slap someone but that is what typically happens in such emotional stories. There are too many ways to spoil this story so I will stop here. Just read it ok.
However, there is one thing I didn’t like, the ending. I felt like the story dragged further than it needed to which made it seem to “Happily Ever After-ish” to me. Some stories don’t need a neat bow on it and this was definitely one of them. Overall the story was a good one so I will give it 4.5 stars.
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