If you have been paying attention to anything I've ever said, you will probably know that I am a huge fan of pretty much anything Colleen Hoover writes. So you can probably understand how excited I was for her new book It Ends With Us to come out. But can you imagine my excitement when I went to the store AND IT WAS THERE ON THE SHELVES 3 DAYS EARLY?!?!!??!?! I really don't think you can. I started reading it at 6pm that night and finished it at 11:30pm (this was also the night before I started my final teaching prac!) but let me tell you, the exhaustion I felt the next day was 100% worth it.
Not going to lie, going into it I was worried. I didn't think it would live up to the hype, but it seriously did. It Ends With Us is without a doubt, Colleen Hoovers best novel to date. And I don't take this lightly. It has been 5 days since I read the book and I still cannot stop thinking about it, and when I do think about it I FEEL THE FEEEEEEEELS. It wasn't a book where I cried my eyes out, but honestly felt really emotional reading it.
I'm not going to say anything about the plot because this book is best read without knowing anything. Absolutely nothing. I thought I knew what it was about, but I really had no clue and I don't think my poor heart was prepared for what I actually read. it's not like it was the most heartbreaking book, but I think just the way it was written, the emotions I felt while reading and the fact that it felt so Goddamn real made it as effective as it was.
My heart actually freaking aches when I think about this book. That can't be normal right?? I just cannot put into words the way this book effected me. How a (xx) page book made me feel happy, sad, angry, hopeful, disappointed and overwhelmed within a span of 5 and a half hours is beyond me.
I think I can safely say that this book was L I F E C H A N G I N G. Before reading it I was talking to my friend about how I don't understand how books can be life changing, but I can see it now. It is books like this that are life changing, because it's about real life. Real events. Real stories. Life changing books are those where the author manages to drag you into their fictional world and make you believe you're actually part of it. I've realised just how ignorant I was of *the thing that I shall not name because spoilers* and I feel so bad for ever thinking the way I did before.
This is honestly a must read for E V E R Y B O D Y. I don't care if you like contemporary or not, this book is SO IMPORTANT. It saddens me that there are people out there that still have the same mindset as I did, because that's part of the problem (once you read the book you'll understand).
Recommended to: Anyone with a heart beat.
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: August, 2016
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Genre: New Adult Romance
Acquired from: Big W
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