I. AM. NOT. OKAY. This book was amazing —- Amazingly heartbreaking. Little Ellie has forever stolen my heart and this is a book that I will never forget. I usually am not serious whatsoever when it comes to explaining my books but this story deserves the up-most respect. That is how well it was written, I feel as if I owe these characters a certain respect when talking about their, “story.”
This book showed the pure selfishness of human nature. The fact that people feel as if they deserve something in life regardless of who else it hurts. This books really dials into realistic human nature and how if it remains unchecked it can sour so quickly. This book made me realize how serious of an illness it can be when a person relies so much on self validation from other people. How obsessive and ugly it can grow. How important it is to bring your children up with love and show them that they are good enough all on their own. Looking back at this book you see so many little tidbits of these issues from different perspectives. You see Laurel a Mother who favors one child severely which casts a shadow on her other children. Then you see the main villain who was raised in the shadow of a sibling as well (whose name I will leave out to not reveal too much)… You continuously see the importance of the role a parent plays and how they must always strive to do better.
Just be prepared for the heartbreak.. This book didn’t feel it at all times but it really was a heavy book. But at the same time it was an eye opening book. I also enjoyed the awareness that it brought by not having the usual male antagonist in these types of books. Raise awareness with your children, read this and do better. Realize how deep rooted pain can be and what it can fester into if never acknowledge. Everyone just wants to be loved.
xoxo, a mother.
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